Top reads of 2015 – number 10

A book with two narrators and set in South Africa and England was one of my top reads this year…

Shifting Colours by Fiona Sussman

Product DetailsDesperate for her daughter Miriam to escape the violence of South Africa, Celia agrees for her to be adopted by a white family who take her to England. Both women narrate the novel so we hear how this decision has affected them both over the years.

This is an easy and enjoyable read which deals with serious issues in a simple way. I liked both the main characters and found their stories fascinating. The novel gave a gritty depiction of life in England for a black girl in the 1960s, as well as life under apartheid in South Africa.

It’s just a shame this is Sussman’s only novel to date!

Read my full review here…

 

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