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Tale of Tamari

by Shimmer Chinodya

Tamari is fourteen. Her parents have died and she lives with her brother, Kuda, in their home where the rooms have been let to lodgers. Her Uncle Banda supposedly keeps an eye on them, but is more concerned about how much money he can make from the tenants. The Tale of Tamari is not a sad or didactic story, but one which delights us with its freshness and its empathy, besides giving us a richly varied slice of life in Zimbabwe today as orphans make their way into a future.

ISBN 9781779220264 | 76 pages | 229 x 152 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2003 | Weaver Press, Zimbabwe | Paperback



'This book is peopled with vivid characters who bring the story to life in a real world that is peopled by bad characters. Fortunately for the protagonist Tamari, good people do not allow injustices to go unchallenged. The author has rendered all the characters with sympathy.'

Multicultural Review



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