Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Forbidden Fruit by @stangazemba #AfricanLiterature @TheMantle


Check out the book, Forbidden Fruit, by Stan Gazemba, as featured on the Rosie Amber blog.

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Today’s Team Review is from E.L. Lindley, she blogs here http://lindleyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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E.L. has been reading Forbidden Fruit by Stanley Gazemba

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Forbidden Fruit by Stanley Gazemba is a story about the frailties of human nature. Set in Western Kenya, it offers the reader a glimpse of what life is like for peasant villagers struggling to make ends meet against a harsh and unforgiving landscape.

From the onset it is clear that Gazemba has a gift for descriptive writing as he brings to life the back breaking existence of being a farm labourer. The peasant farmers live in compounds in basic huts. Their lives are shaped by poverty although the customs and traditions that they live by afford them some enjoyment. For example at Christmas they form a choir and the children decorate the outside of the huts by daubing them with white clay mixed with the juice of pumpkin leaves…

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