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Evening Primrose: a heart-wrenching novel for our times (Kobo eBook)
A powerful and timely novel from 'South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' (Bookseller) .
With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor.
When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public healthcare system.
As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha, Masechaba's eyes are opened to the rising xenophobic tension that carries echoes of apartheid.
Battling her inner demons, she must decide if she should take a stand to help her best friend, even it comes at a high personal cost.
'The best kind of political novel, its turns of emotion are virtuosic. Matlwa's voice is one we need.' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You
**'**Slices straight to the heart, deft and clean' Laura Jane Williams, author of Becoming
'A daring and uniquely South African story' Marie Claire, South Africa on Coconut