A nice and quite interesting plot set in a really fascinating Africa.
“It was time to take the pumpkin out of the pot and eat it. In the final analysis, that was what solved these big problems of life. You could think and think and get nowhere, but you still had to eat your pumpkin. That brought you down to earth. That gave you a reason for going on. Pumpkin.”...Continua
It`s a cute story, but I feel that it`s overly romantic and simplistic about life in Botswana. Not that I know about what it`s like to live in Africa, but I think that if I expected it to be like how this book describes it I would be sorely disappointed.
It`s written in a simple, childlike manner and I do love the descriptions of the desert and of the characters. While the book does deal with the topics of death, domestic abuse, racial tensions and corruption, they seem to be more important as points in the plot rather than as an everpresent background.
I enjoyed reading it as a modern African fairytale, but I think I was hoping to gain a more realistic insight into life in Botswana....Continua