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Sue Nyathi’s new book the Gold diggers has the same gripping effect that her first novel The Polygamist had – however this of a different nature.
From the beginning, We meet a number of characters through their journey from Zimbabwe to South Africa is search for a better lives. You will love some of them, admire some and possible dispise others. The characters are very well researched and are of charasteristic to africans we meet everyday. Thru these characters, Sue tells a story of dispodency, story of triumph, of criminality, of xenophobic attacks, marriages and life in itself.
Sue’s writing is golden. She is smooth like butter, colourful like sunshine and absorbing like a sponge in water. We love how in her genius way the lives of the strangers who met on this journey to Johannesburg somehow came to converge and collide into an amazing african story.
As you read the book, there are many tear-jerking moments. Many reminders of the saying “be kind, everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about” –
The book also reminds you that LIFE is about the relationships you make in this life journey rather than the port of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Great Read indeed!
Reviewed by Nonkululeko Magi-Africa