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Let us read "Sweetness in the Belly" by Camilla Gibb

Hosted by the Consul of the Addis Ababa Book Club Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 04 Oct 18:30 - 20:30

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Let us read the book 'Sweetness in the Belly' by Camilla Gibb.

We will have 1 month to read the book and come together at my house for snacks and to discuss the book as a book club group.

We will meet at 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Wednesday 4th October.

As this will be the second book club meeting, we will discuss the book for next month.

Please call me for directions to my house which is in Kebena, near Sanford School. I look forward to seeing you at the Book Club.

Details of the book are as follows:

Literary Awards
Scotiabank Giller Prize Nominee Protected content , Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général for Traduction Protected content , Trillium Book Award Protected content

“The novel fluently speaks the "languages of religion and exile.” —From Publishers Weekly

Like Brick Lane and The Kite Runner, Camilla Gibb’s widely praised new novel is a poignant and intensely atmospheric look beyond the stereotypes of Islam. After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children and falls in love with an idealistic doctor. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

All the best, Marcela