The woman next door by Yewande Omotoso

IMG_6514Set in Cape Town, South Africa. Reviewed on 2017/05: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUauWM4hCKv/

There were a lot of book reviews here in the US comparing #omotoso with #gordimer I can see the parallels with some of the issues. But that’s about it… There are some great things going on in this book. The #racial issues are at forefront of the history of these two women. Somehow their tragic lives end up approaching them one to the other or not really. Because the writer tries so hard to create webs of intrigue and interesting twists, I think there’s something missing at the end. I think what’s missing is their #humanity More than just their #pasts#identities and #perceptions What are they really? And to one another? I think it’s a great premise, very sarcastic and smart twists but that’s it… #thewomannextdoor#yewandeomotoso #capetown#southafricanliterature #southafrica@picadorusa @idlewildnyc #neighbors#london #nigeria #sarcastic #wryhumor#together #nextdoor

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