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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction Best of the Decade OR “What a blinkin’ performance!”

It took an imminently expiring passport (you know that sinking “how did you let this happen” feeling?) and a belligerent bloke at the British Consulate here in Paree – “Désolé, Madame, mais le système a changé…” – to force a welcome … Continue reading

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“The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2009) – book review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a novelist with a strong voice and a heavy axe to grind. She is unafraid to stand tall and proclaim her concerns about her people: she writes about the Biafran war and how it tears apart … Continue reading

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