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This month we will be discussing ‘Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter’ by J.Nozipo Maraire
Zenzele is a letter written by a mother to her daugher who is leaving their home in Zimbabwe for the first tie to attend university overseas. Using the lyrical African tradition of dialogue through storytelling, she weaves her tales into a complex fabric of experiences and so reveals the texture of her culture and the rich colours of her own life.
Zenzele is a first novel of extraordinary poise, delivered in an understated yet compelling voice, Its stories and characters combine the fascination of its unusual setting with the familiarity of shared experience. Published in nine countries around the world simultaneously it is a book to treasure, which speaks with a universal voice.
London edition of the African Reading Group (ARG!) meets on the first Saturday of each month at 5:30 pmThe group is there to help readers keep up with the explosion of literature coming out of Africa and its diaspora. We are a ‘new voice’ reading group, focussing on short story collections, novels and some critical or non-fiction. From time to time we may go back to a classic of African literature — but the emphasis is on the new.
The books will be available at meetings to buy from Book and Kitchen