I must say a very hearty thank you to Christoph Fischer for reading African Me & Satellite TV, and for the wonderful review he’s posted. And more thanks to Christoph for interviewing me on his other site too http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/african-me-satellite-tv-by-jo-robinson/
Today I am posting my review for “African Me & Satellite TV” by Jo Robinson in preparation for an interview with Jo, to be published on my other blog, ChristophFischerBooks.com this coming Friday.
“African Me & Satellite TV” by Jo Robinson is a great character driven novel about Zimbabwe. Suzette Hertzog is a white Afrikaans woman whose life gets challenged dramatically by the arrival of her bigoted and racist neighbours. For many years Suzette has managed very well to live her life without actually taking part in it, avoiding any possibility of pain by very carefully ignoring reality. Until something happens. Something so terrible that she has no choice but to abandon her cocoon of safety.
After the brutal beating of an elderly domestic worker, Suzette takes her in, and sets off a chain of events that leads to devastating heartbreak. And an unexpected hero changes everything. Finally finding her…
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