The Old Drift

“The Old Drift” by Namwali Serpell (Zambia) Review This book was initially chosen for our Summer Reading Group 2019, but because of its length, most readers didn’t manage to finish it on time. As a result, we organised a one-off book club meeting to discuss it. To start with, readers were concerned by the scope of this book, fearing that they would be overwhelmed by … Continue reading The Old Drift

I Do Not Come to You by Chance

“I Do Not Come to You by Chance” by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (Nigeria) Review This book was one of the four selected titles for our Summer Reading Group 2010 This is a first novel by a young Nigerian author, which she sets in the infamous world of e-mail scammers known as the 4-1-9ers. Readers loved the book, with some even finding it laugh-out-loud funny, especially … Continue reading I Do Not Come to You by Chance

The Dream Life of Sukhanov

“The Dream Life of Sukhanov” by Olga Grushin (Russia) Review This book was one of the four selected titles for our Summer Reading Group 2007 A first novel by a young Russian author, it was shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006. Readers found heart-breaking this complex story of Anatoly Pavlovich Sukhanov whose life slowly breaks down as he questions the choices … Continue reading The Dream Life of Sukhanov