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Book review: The Promise by Damon Galgut

THE PROMISE by Damon Galgut. Penguin UK Books. Halfway through the book, the protagonist makes a statement: But a promise is a promise. And this 2021 Booker Prize-winning book by South African writer Damon Galgut has that promise as its pivot. A promise made to a dying wife by her distraught husband, ┬áthat their longtime…

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Book review: The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

And once in a while, the reader needs to go back to her bookshelf, pick up an old favourite and slowly sink into the world inside those pages. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing (Harper Perennial)was my pick for a TBT read. What a masterly depiction of human frailty. Within a few pages, the…

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