Baking Cakes in Kigali: A Novel
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The book was charming but...a white woman writing about black women's experiences was offensive to me, how very patronizing for her to even think she could speak for black women. And even more offensive, this seems like a contrived knock off of The Ladies Detective Agency which was a white MAN writing about a black woman's experience. I am a white woman raised in Hawaii, I would never consider assuming the voice of an ethnic Hawaiian woman even if it were fiction. Gaile Parkin, please stick to your own experiences, I am sure being raised white in an African country has given you plenty to write about.
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I started out not liking this book. I thought the author had a checklist of issues she wanted to cover and was stuffing them into this short novel. But as I read I came to love this book. Her message ... Read full review