JUST ANOTHER MZUNGU PASSING THROUGH by Jim Bowen (Parthian, pounds 9.99) Set in Kenya in the late 1990s, this is the story ofaWelshman as he heads for poverty-stricken Africa. We follow the experiences of Griff, a farmer's son from West Wales, as he settles in to an English teaching job in a failing school in Nairobi. The poverty is overwhelming, yet the dignity and determination of the average Kenyan moves him beyond measure.
SUNDAYS AT TIFFANYS by James Patterson (Century, pounds 14.99) Jane is a seven-year-old loner whose mother, separated from her father, is self-obsessed with her own predicament. Jane's only solace is in the form of an ideal male companion, a 30-something named Michael who is a figment of her imagination. Now in her 30s, Jane remains alone - but Michael is back and this time he's real. It's readable, but don't expect any stand-out moments.
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|Publication:||Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||May 11, 2008|
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