Country of My Skull

Country of My Skull

Krog, Antjie. Country of my Skull. 1998. New York: Broadway, 2000. This book has been on my reading list since I began studying South African history. It’s a difficult book to begin because it seems disjointed with random comments about the selection of the...

Reflecting

Gwen Nell Westerman read at South Central College today–as part of the Sakatah series. She was a gift. Her language, her poetry, her humor, her pathos, all blended together so each poem was a gift: an encapsulated story-image that pulled at our heartstrings. I...
Criss Cross

Criss Cross

This book may not appeal to everyone. The first chapter made me wonder how on earth it won the Newbery. Second chapter, more of the same. By the third chapter, I was mezmerized. Reading this book was like being immersed in a beautiful flowing stream of...
Fiela's Child

Fiela's Child

Fiela’s Child by Dalene Mathee moved me as only a few books do. I’ve enclosed the snyopsis from Dalene Matthee’s website (though the author passed away in 2005) because once I’d read this, I knew I couldn’t summarize it better. It’s...
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