Johannesburg: Penguin Books, 2011. ,
"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
||Grade: H / AD
Subject: Fiction / Southern Africa / Zambia / Lusaka / Black Author