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The Shadow of a Smile

Free Read The Shadow of a Smile - by Kachi A. Ozumba Free Read The Shadow of a Smile - by Kachi A. Ozumba - The Shadow of a Smile, The Shadow of a Smile Torn from his father and a loving sister the young student Zuba is imprisoned for a crime he has not even thought about committing His misfortune is to live in a world where corruption is rife and ho

  • Title: The Shadow of a Smile
  • Author: Kachi A. Ozumba
  • ISBN: 9781846880896
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

Free Read The Shadow of a Smile - by Kachi A. Ozumba, The Shadow of a Smile, Kachi A. Ozumba, The Shadow of a Smile Torn from his father and a loving sister the young student Zuba is imprisoned for a crime he has not even thought about committing His misfortune is to live in a world where corruption is rife and honest and law abiding people are crushed by the wheels of a blind unscrupulous bureaucracy

The Shadow of a Smile

Free Read The Shadow of a Smile - by Kachi A. Ozumba Free Read The Shadow of a Smile - by Kachi A. Ozumba - The Shadow of a Smile, The Shadow of a Smile Torn from his father and a loving sister the young student Zuba is imprisoned for a crime he has not even thought about committing His misfortune is to live in a world where corruption is rife and ho The Shadow of a Smile

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The Shadow of a Smile

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  1. I read this book for a reading group that I have recently joined and so spent a lot of the time I was reading it being confused about why it wasn t good, having assumed that a reading group would be a great way to access great literature that was new to me I was wrong and it turns out no one else in the group liked it either The central character left me cold, the book tries to be funny about a subject that really is no laughing matter, and at the times the plot is almost farcical he is probably [...]


  2. To be fair I ve only read an ARC of the first three chapters and so my opinion has to be based on those I m not sure that getting to read the whole book would incline me to mark this any higher My problem is that I ve only one other African writer co incidentally also a Nigerian who I can compare him to and as that s Ben Okri perhaps any comparison would go in Okri s favour.I think the subject matter is important but unless I had been sent a review copy this isn t one I would have looked at it t [...]


  3. I read this for a book group and whilst I didn t love it I am glad I persevered with it, as it s an interesting story about corruption and degradation of a man trying to do the right thing I suspect I struggled with the book because it was such an alien culture to me conversely many of these difference were what kept me going to the end It s quite a sad tale, in the end, and I think that what stood out for me was not the situation of the main character Zuma, but that of his friend Ike who didn t [...]


  4. This book reveals the ways of life in the world of bribery and corruption It s insightful to see the impact putting money above lives can have on someone Also how it can change the direction of their path within the space of seconds.


  5. A good pass time An ending that is inconclusive I would have read even if the author extended the book by 100 pages Writing is simple narrative and easy to understand.



  6. Gripping and insightful Kinda reminds me of The Shawshank Redemption in some funny and sinister way, but set in Africa.




  7. Gripping and insightful Kinda reminds me of The Shawshank Redemption in some funny and sinister way, but set in Africa.


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