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Black Mamba Boy (2009)

by Nadifa Mohamed(Favorite Author)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 4
0007315740 (ISBN13: 9780007315741)
HarperCollins Publishers
review 1: I liked very much the story and the way in which the author writes, the choice of words. The 2 things that disappointed me a little bit were the following two: 1). the thing that Jama didn't meet his dad in the end, even though he was so close to it, which was the thing that at least I was sure about for a while before they announced that the father died; 2). the book ended almost suddenly, I would have liked it to have still some 20 pages in which to tell what exactly happened after.
review 2: Finished the book last night. I liked reading about Jama's travel through so many different cultures in a historical and social environment so unlike our own. Interesting to know there are bits of a real story intermingled, although the real Jama turned out to have a dif
... moreferent fate. I found the ending a little abrupt, I would have expected and preferred a different turn of events. But I enjoyed the settings and the story overall. less
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Insight on the lives of the people living in third world countries experiencing terrible poverty
Read last year. Loved it!! Will write a proper review in due course. It's 2:00 AM! :)
Historical, cultural. My kind of novel.
Amazing book. Loved it.
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