Sunday, 14 January 2018

2017 Book of the Year

http://www.maryokekereviews.com/2017/07/dance-with-poor-mans-daughter-1997.html 

I read many interesting novels in 2017 however, Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter was outstanding in so many ways. A page turner, an easy read, a sad read and a hopeful story told through the eyes of a child. This book was published in 1997 and won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book in Africa 1998. This is a novel, I wholeheartedly recommend. 

Pamela Jooste is a South African  novelist. Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter is her first novel.

What was your most outstanding book read in the year 2017?


2 comments:

  1. I read some really good books in 2017. My absolute favorite was "Everyday is for the Thief" by Teju Cole. It was quite a page turner for me and I devoured it in 1 evening. Was half asleep at work the next day but it was worth it. The prose was clean but poetic. I really enjoyed this book and it taught me a little something about Nigeria in the process.

    Honorable mentions have to go to "Harvest of Thorns" by Shimmer Chinodya and "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett. Really enjoyed those too.

    Here is to a wonderful 2018, filled with page turners.

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    1. Everyday is for the Thief is one of my all time favourite, I love that book. I have not read Havervest of Thorns by Shimmer Chinodya, however, I have read dew in the Morning by same author, quite interesting but did not really enjoy. I have not read anything yet by Brit Bennett.

      Yes, here is to a wonderful 2018, filled with page turners. :-)

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