Jmitzel, August 5, 2011 (view all comments by Jmitzel)
I loved this book, really loved it. The aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda is multilayered, and this book offers a fascinating view. The characters were wonderful and the profundity of their experiences sneeks up on the reader in a beautiful way. Highly recommended for anyone interested in modern Africa, but might like to see it through a fictional lens.
heatheranddogs, December 24, 2010 (view all comments by heatheranddogs)
This charming tale will remind you of The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency. Here the main character uses her wit, compassion, and extraordinary cakes to save the day in a variety of amusing and sometimes difficult situations in Rwanda.
Angel Tungaraza--mother, cake baker, keeper of secrets--is a woman living on the edge of chaos, finding ways to transform lives, weave magic, and create hope amid the madness swirling all around her in Kigali.
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