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Spilt Milk
by Kopano Matlwa | Literature & Fiction
Registered by klaradyn of Praha, Praha Czech Republic on 1/7/2011
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status (set by Nokkosperhonen): to be read


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Friday, January 07, 2011

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From amazon.co.uk:
Spilt Milk is a story of two passionate people who share a shameful past and a tenuous present. Mohumagadi, headmistress of the elite Sekolo sa Ditlhora school for talented black children, and disgraced preacher Father Bill are brought together again decades after a childhood love affair that expelled them from their communities. Much to the dismay of her students, Mohumagadi takes Father Bill in as a teacher, resulting in a battle of wills and wits for the hearts and minds of the students living in the shadow of revolution and change.

Reserved for the All About Africa VBB. 


Journal Entry 2 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Friday, January 21, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/21/2011 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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On the way to Tarna, who chose it from the All About Africa VBB. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, February 11, 2011

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Thanks, klaradyn! Spilt Milk arrived yesterday and looks yummy. It's cover is as sweet, white, bright and sunny as today. But not as cold. :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Loved it. I so like the way Kopano Matlwa writes, it's beautiful.
I was happy to meet all the six main characters. Mohumagadi, Father Bill and the four then-year-old children — Moya, Ndudumo, Mlilo, and Zulwini — in his detention class. I liked them all, and I think I learned something important from every one of them.
The book is great. I didn't think it would or even could be as beautiful as its cover, but it is. it really is. Thank you so much, klaradyn!

PS. The book is reserved. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingTarnawing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/23/2011 UTC) at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Received with warm thanks! 


Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 09, 2015

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The story was engaging enough and I enjoyed Matlwa's writing style, but I would've liked to get to know the characters a lot better, particularly Mohumagadi and Father Bill. I was left wanting for something more I guess.

Reserved for sakirmo. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Sunday, December 13, 2015

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The book is with me now, many thanks!! 


Journal Entry 9 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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This was one of those books where nothing much happens most of the time but it's still a joy to read. I didn't expect to enjoy a book about kids in detension class quite this much but this really was a well-written, interesting piece of work. Glad to have made acquaintance with this author and have now added her first book on my wishlist as well :)

(Helmet-lukuhaaste # 27: afrikkalaisen kirjailijan kirjoittama kirja) 


Journal Entry 10 by wingsakirmowing at Miitti / Meet-up in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/27/2016 UTC) at Miitti / Meet-up in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland

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Taking this to the local meet-up with me 


Journal Entry 11 by Nokkosperhonen at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Thank you for the book! I took it at the meet-up because it seemed to be suitable for the Finnish Helmet reading challenge. I also have to admit that I have not read too many books by African writers. 


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