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Triple Agent, Double Cross
Triple Agent, Double Cross
by Janvier Tisi
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful and disturbing thriller, 31 Mar. 2006
Janvier Tisi effectively carries the reader into the mind and life of a psychopathic killer with a good mission. This gripping and tragic insight into the land, its history and the characters that try to be heroic eventhough they are all victims is a suspense-filled thriller.I wonder if the president and his men have any real understanding of the system's purpose or goals.
I know this work of fiction is based on terrible truths. Haunting and compelling though it is, I liked the moments of romance and the poetic presentation of Gavin's soft side.

July's People
July's People
by Nadine Gordimer
Edition: Paperback

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling story, 16 Aug. 2005
This review is from: July's People (Paperback)
A challenging work on race relationship in Apartheid South Africa from the colour-blind angle that allowed light to settle on the sweet energy of a progressive South Africa . The dream of a rainbow nation must have cannot be dissociated from this book. Gordimer joined the ranks of Achebe, Tisi and Patton in contributing to the jolting nature of Africa' s jolting literature. In different ways, JULY'S PEOPLE also reminded me of DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE, A BLADE OF GRASS, which are African novels with wake up call story lines

Some Kind Of Black
Some Kind Of Black
by Diran Adebayo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked the story, 10 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Some Kind Of Black (Paperback)
A beautifully written book that is set in London is a compelling account of black life in cosmopolitan London. The author saw London from the angle of an underprivileged African. The descriptive style of writing made it easy for the reader to relate to the story. This is the right book for those who have the desire to know about African life in the Diaspora. You can also read The Usurper and Other Stories, Things Fall Apart, Disciples of Fortune, Triple Agent, A Distant Shore.

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