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    IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS’ GARDENS|| Alice Walker

    I have never read anything as capturing as this collection of essays ever in my life before. It is probably among the books I’ve taken the most time reading because the change and inspiration each page breathed into my being was something I was afraid to lose once it ended. There are a few books one can admittedly claim have changed their lives. This book I intend to keep for my daughter praying sincerely she will do the same for hers. Inside the pages of this book I found not only ‘Our Mother’s Garden’ but also the garden I am yet to create. In Alice Walker and her convictions I found…

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    HURRAY! THOKO||Niki Daly

    Children’s books have always been as good as the lessons they hold. Hooray! Thoko follows the life lessons of a little girl (Thoko) who lives with her mother and grandmother. The book holds four concise stories packed with lessons from honesty, hard work, sacrifice, hope, reward, dreaming, and friendship, to serious issues such as animal cruelty and how to handle disappointment. All these lessons, jam packed in a 76 page book, are ones any parent will have to teach their child a few times in their lives. The joy of books such as Hooray! Thoko lies in always having a story to accompany the lesson. The book is illustrated which…

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    BOOKS AND I || IG @vuvuvena_reads

    I remember reading as far back as the Noddy books in pre-primary school. I was not a socially awkward child (or at least I don’t recall that part of my life). I always made friends wherever I went. My siblings however have always been more extroverted than I and as such, in keeping with what introverts often do. I kept to myself. My mom must have noticed as early as then that I loved my own company. She was a history lecturer at a teaching college in Mthatha at the time and one day she took me to work with her. I guess at some point she needed me to be out…