Thursday, May 14, 2009

Guide to Motherhood

Doreen Baingana's humorous guide to becoming a mother.

Doreen is author of Tropical Fish, available in Nigeria from Cassava Republic (plug! plug!)

What a gorgeous cover, no be so? Here is the blurb:

Tropical Fish follows the three Mugisha sisters, as they grow up against the backdrop of Uganda in the 1980s. Patti is a born-again Christian, Rosa is adventurous and sexually precocious. The star of the show however is Christine. We travel with her as she takes her first wobbly steps in high heels and later encounters the alienation amidst material wealth of America, before her final return home.

Through eight interlocking stories, Tropical Fish explores themes as diverse as the family, sex and relationships, disease, betrayal, and spirituality. Doreen Baingana paints an engrossing and unforgettable picture of young women coming of age in Africa.


Rita 8:57 am  

I like Doreen Baingana's No. 5, 8 and 9.

Meanwhile, those stockings on the cover of the book, I remember them..they bring sweet memories

Anonymous,  11:58 am  

I already have my own copy of the book. It is a brilliant coming of age story I have read in a long long time. It is on par with Nervous Condition. I am sure it will become part of African modern classic.

Jeremy, yes the cover is attractive. Never heard of the author, but I was drawing to the cover and I noticed that you designed it. Not bad at all!

Angela,  12:40 am  

I bought my copy of Tropical fish at the Nigerian International Book Fair. I totally agree, it is on the same wavelength as NC. What about that long love letter? It is so beautiful, so harrowing. But then the tales of boarding school reminds of me of my own school days.

well done you all.

Indigenous Productions 10:51 pm  

yes I agree, it's a very nice cover

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