It’s quite something to be compared with Doris Lessing

Jane Bwye

Two Reviewers have mentioned BREATH OF AFRICA in connection with Doris Lessing, Nobel Prizewinner for Literature, 2007.


5.0 out of 5 stars A book of breath-taking scope, 18 Jun 2013

This review is from: Breath of Africa (Paperback)

This is a book of breath-taking scope, spanning three decades. The story of a group of friends and their complex and interwoven personal lives is set against the backdrop of the momentous political upheavals of Kenya in the second half of the Twentieth Century in a way that, for me, recalls Doris Lessing’s masterpiece, “The Golden Notebook.” Bwye also has something of Lessing’s talent for evoking the physical landscape of Africa, counter-balancing its permanence with the changeability of the human institutions and relationships that exist within it. The book addresses serious themes (colonialism and its inheritance; the the interaction…

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