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From the back: Mema engages the reader with its dramatic tale of a woman struggling against the contraints of her community, yet proves to be a multi-layered novel exploring a culture in transition.
Mengara portrays an extraordinary woman. This concerns both her foresight regarding the future of her son and her ability to assert herself in a hostile environment. Mengara's picture of a traditional society is far from idyllic, and modern life in the city is even less pleasant although much of this is attributed to personal traits of character instead of the city itself. I assume that many of the problems of transition are still topical so taking this short look into this world is interesting. Only I would have wished for a more complex language and style as well as some more (self-)reflection.
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Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Many thanks for the book.
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Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, September 02, 2013
I read this book with great interest, showing the difficulties between traditional village life and modern citylife.
Mema seems to be a very special woman and to read her story from the sight of her son makes it really interesting.
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Meschede, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, October 06, 2013
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Bremen, Bremen Germany on Thursday, November 07, 2013
Thank you very much for sending me this great book.