I am doing the ketts reading challenge and decided to start with a book by an African author. As someone who has been trying to reclaim a long lost love of fiction this was the perfect book. A compelling romance is neatly interwoven with very relevant discussion about migration, race. and national identity. The writing is near poetic in quality, it is an pleasure to read. I found the ending ever so slightly disappointing, however it was like the rest of the book, bitterly realistic in a most heartbreaking way. The main characters are flawed in ways which are so realistic, they make me feel as if i genuinely know them, their repeated errors become as frustrating as they would if done by a real life friend. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a compelling, contemporary story, which manages to be more than just a page turner.