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Baking Cakes in Kigali



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Author
Parkin, Gaile
Descriptors
Africans
AIDS
Bakeries
Cultural Differences
Friendship
Genocide
Historical Fiction-International
Women's Fiction
Young Women
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Time Period:
2000s
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Summary
Angel Tungaraza moves to Rwanda from Tanzania for her husbandís job. While raising their five grandchildren, Angel sells lavish cakes she bakes and decorates to her neighbors, an international mix of people. Over tea and cake, Angel hears their often tragic stories involving the countryís devastating history of genocide, AIDS, and poverty. Despite these sad tales, Angel acts as a mother to all and does her part to mend the motley group of broken people.
Critique
This is a tender and charming novel of family life, friendship, and history. A memorable and important read. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9780385343435
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# of Pages
308
Published
2009
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Reviewer's Initials: CO RW


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