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Seven books for September

 by Diana Studer - gardening for biodiversity   in Cape Town, South Africa   I enjoyed trawling my photo archives to find the right image to echo each book, but that curry for dinner was fresh and hot.   NoViolet BULAWAYO We need new names ~ Growing up in Paradise, a shanty town in Zimbabwe. Then to live with her aunt in 'DestroyedMichygen' in America. ~ Because we were not in our own country, we could not use our own languages. What we really wanted to say remained folded inside, trapped. When we were alone we summoned the horses of our languages and mounted their backs and galloped past skyscrapers.   Skyscraper in London   St Katharine Dock Cecilia AHERN The marble collector ~ At the end of her father's life, she slowly discovers that he has a whole other life than the one she knew. A story of second chances. ~ [Like me - a laatlammetjie with 3 older sisters] Joe the baby, the one who came long after we lost Victoria, who looks

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