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The Honey Guide (Mollel 1)
The Honey Guide (Mollel 1)
by Richard Crompton
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling debut novel, 20 Jun. 2013
The Honey Guide is a complex tale, with numerous threads, masterfully woven, with perception, empathy, and compassion.

The novel is an exciting read, full of immediacy, authentic flavour and detail, told with evident skill. The intertwining of past and present, of Maasai traditional stories with the contemporary realities of life in Nairobi is particularly lyrical, and refreshingly unrushed, in a novel that is otherwise fast-paced and engrossing: Richard Crompton certainly has the ability to inject the unexpected to keep the reader's interest going.

Crompton also exposes some of the ills of female genital mutilation (FGM), the exploitation and abuse of women, particularly those forced to work as prostitutes. He describes life as it is lived, but there is both the humane and human to be found everywhere. He writes with a keen understanding, also of the complex web of ethnic loyalties; more importantly, he writes with sensitivity. In fact, throughout the book empathy and understanding are in evidence, with no trace of judgementalism, or moralizing.

I look forward to more of Mollel, and others, with social history, commentary as well as social justice issues, treated anew with comprehension and empathy--and that in the crime fiction genre.


Bosch TAT6101GB 2 Slice Toaster White
Bosch TAT6101GB 2 Slice Toaster White

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming toaster, 10 May 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Very good, retro toaster, well packed, delivered intact and in time by Yodel (courier).
Is not as cool to the touch as described when it's been doing a healthy round of toast.


GROSCHE INDIGO Heatproof Glass Stovetop Water & tea Kettle 1750 ml 59 fl. oz
GROSCHE INDIGO Heatproof Glass Stovetop Water & tea Kettle 1750 ml 59 fl. oz

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 14 Jun. 2011
This is an excellent product--well constructed,of good quality and well worth the price, especially given the volume.
Haven't yet tried it in the dishwasher, but am confident it will perform to specs.


Gender and Genocide in Burundi: The Search for Spaces of Peace in the Great Lakes Region (African Issues)
Gender and Genocide in Burundi: The Search for Spaces of Peace in the Great Lakes Region (African Issues)
by Patricia O. Daley
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding conflicts in Africa, 3 Aug. 2008
This book constitutes an impressive piece of research, is thorough and astute. It is an important contribution to a deeper understanding of conflicts in Africa; of political spaces, masculinity, gendercide, genocidal politics and militarism. It examines peacebuilding, among other issues, and puts foward a passionately argued case for an essentially African feminist agenda.


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