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A Woman of Africa: If You Run from Both the Sun and the Moon You Must One Day Confront Your Shadow Paperback – 1 Mar 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Matador (1 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848765657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848765658
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,666,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since I am a big reader of book reviews (in fact I normally choose my books solely by the reviews) I felt obliged to write a review for those other users like me.

There are several things you need to know about this book.

Firstly, do NOT skip the prologue - this is an essential part of the book.

Secondly, the 'product description' on Amazon really does not do this book any favours. Since I was recommended the book, I only read this description afterwards - and I don't think it even begins to define the book.

This book has a feel of honesty about it - which makes it captivating. But when you read it you do not feel the drudgery and difficulties of African life, you remember that life is about living and getting up every morning and getting on with it - whatever 'it' may be.

I was surprised how much I laughed reading this, there are lines scattered throughout the book which just make you smile.

So please do not see this book as an 'education' about the life of African women - this book is entertaining and enlightening, touched with the traumas of real life. And in this case it is the life of a woman who is fun and colourful. Yes - she is African, Yes - her life was not always easy; but she should be defined by her spirit and huge personality, which you get to know so well in this book.
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I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is interested in Africa, sociology or finding a different but great read. It is challenging, funny, frank, sometimes depressing, honest but above all a story of hope - or is it simply survival?

I quickly grew to love the main character. It is like she spoke out loud directly from the pages, waiting for me to interrupt and challenge her story - she always already had a come back, a jibe or the answer to my question.

She narrates a harsh brutality of African life with comical acceptance and an overwhelming sense of inevitability for what happens to her. This doesn't make her a push over however, far from it. This is a strong woman who has a lot to teach us all.
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What a brilliant book; completely absorbing, interesting, eye opening, amusing, heart wrenching, and heart warming. The reader gets taken on a journey that makes it difficult to have a pit stop and put the book down; even to make a cup of tea! I must say it has been a long time since I have woken up and grabbed a book first thing so I can complete it. Have even purchased a second copy as a gift for my friend's birthday - she was thrilled with it. Thank you for the book Mr Roddy and thank you also for making my Christmas shopping that bit easier this year. Please tell me there's another one on the way.....
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I hardly know where to start or how to do justice to this book that I have just read. The story telling is gripping, hard, nakedly honest, cruel, humorous....
Living in Africa I have seen the stories told in the book etched on the womens' faces. I must thank the author for describing it and giving us (the non-Africans) a glimpse of what is behind the expression. But more than that, regardless of colour or nationality, this is a book about women. An absolutely obligatory read!
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Having been to this part of Africa on a number of occasions and visited some of the places written about, this book shows a very genuine knowledge and feel of the region. The story is great, ups and downs, and I just couldn't put the book down. I will be looking out or the next offering from Mr Roddy. BRILLIANT!!
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Nick shows a real empathy for a woman's lot in life, and particularly that of an African Wonan! Once I started reading the book, I found it really hard to put down! It made me appreciate my life and the kind of hardships I hope never to have to face!
Thanks Noor - when's the next book due?
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Nick Roddy is a brilliant writer. The book is supposed to be fiction but the characters are so believable it is hard not to think that some of them are still living in Douala. I have been to Douala and I recognise the places that Roddy talks about. There is a great deal of information in this book which one can interpret as one wishes. Whether or not you are interested in Africa I highly recommend this book because it is a human story which could have been set almost anywhere. Nick Roddy leads an interesting life ( see his blog) so is the story, fact, fiction or somewhere in between; faction? This is a book to read more than once.
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