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Banda-Aaku, Ellen; Patchwork. Johannesburg: Penguin Books, 2011. , .

Note: "Lusaka. 1978. Pumpkin is nine years old. Her fashionable mother is the queen of Tudu Court, but underneath the veneer of respectability that her father's money provides lies a secret that threatens their whole world - the tall, elegant Totela Ponga is a drunk. ... Weaving together the stories of three generations of women, this novel is a patchwork of love, jealousy and human frailty set against a background of war and political ambition."--Back cover.

Teacher Comments: Probably best for secondary school and is quite dark, but beautifully written. Teacher: Anne Serafin

Rating: R Grade: H / AD Type: Book

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Subject: Fiction / Southern Africa / Zambia / Lusaka / Black Author