The Book of Memory (Petina Gappah)

"When we talk of fate, when we talk of a fatalistic vision of human experience, what we mean is that the most important forces that shape human lives are out of human control.”

"When we talk of fate, when we talk of a fatalistic vision of human experience, what we mean is that the most important forces that shape human lives are out of human control.”

Zimbabwe / 2015

I have been neglecting my African fiction! Here's something fresh from Zim. From Goodreads: "Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she has been convicted of murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?" If you've been following, you've seen I've already featured books from Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guinea and Burundi. Please please please stay on my tail about featuring African lit. I have a whole list of titles on my to-do list. Also, please give me some niche recommendations. Thanks guys!

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