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Lush, exotic and full of beauty,
This review is from: Bitter Leaf (Paperback)
This is a beautiful book. The writing is lush - dripping with exoticism and full of flavour, and so mature and original that I was surprised to find that this is a novel from a debut author. I fell in love with Mannobe; Okereke paints such a vivid portrait of its inhabitants, and of the village itself. The love story is intriguing and ultimately satisfying, but it was the rich and textured evocation of rural village life, versus the hustle and bustle of the nearby city, which drew me irresistibly into Okereke's world.