Letter R The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to my Sunday Reblog.  I’ve been out of touch for awhile.  As I was trying to catch up on all my favourite sites, I came across this post by Luccia Gray where she wrote about one of my favourite authors and my favourite of her books:  African Me & Satellite TV , a fabulous book by Jo Robinson.  You don’t have to take my word for it; read what Luccia has to say and then continue on to read an interview with Jo.  Hope you enjoy my Sunday Reblog!

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April Author Spotlight 2015

Letter ‘R’ is for Jo Robinson, author of African Me & Satellite TV

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Why do I recommend African Me & Satellite TV?

Where to begin telling you why I loved African Me & Satellite TV? Perhaps because it’s the only novel which has brought a tear to my eye, or perhaps because Jo has summarised the heart-wrenching story of Africa, or even more of Colonisation, in a beautiful and moving novel.

In the true Postcolonial style, like Lessing or Gordimer, Jo gives a voice to the minor character in her novel, because she knows that real history is not made up of the names of Kings and Queens, but of the names of anonymous, apparently secondary, previously unseen and unheard characters . . .  keep reading

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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