A Time of Bliss

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Memories of growing up in Africa... A tiny Kingdom, a nation anchored in age-old customs and beliefs, a sleepy village shaken out of its slumber and an older generation struggling with the thrusting drive of their sons and daughters towards a liberated life. Encounters with night creatures. "The figure that was walking towards them had very long arms hanging loosely at its sides. As it moved, each arm swung forward in unison with the same leg, the right with the right, the left with the left. The result was horrifyingly unhuman, the stuff of nightmares, of everyone's secret terrors. They stood out of the way, not daring to breathe as the figure went past them, staring ahead, until it was out of sight. The party stood transfixed, realising that what had just passed by was not a human being but some creature dressed as a man." About the Author... Martha Mphahlele is a business advisor and trainer. She was born in Pretoria, South Africa and grew up in Swaziland where she spent two decades in banking. She lives in England and has three children and three grandchildren.

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User Review  - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing

Reading Mphahlele's book was like having a conversation with a childhood friend about a particularly nice holiday you had together. Lots of vaguely connected memories all starting off with 'do you ... Read full review


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