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𝙄𝙣 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙃𝙚𝙧 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙊𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨, 𝙈𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙆𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙠𝙚 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙬𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚, 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙝 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝘼𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨.

Let me start off by saying I highly recommend you read this book and more from own-voice authors, regardless of my review. A three-star doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this book, it just means it wasn’t for me personally. However, I still really appreciate this book and would 100% recommend it without a doubt.

I don’t tend to read many short stories, I can never actually connect with each story and the characters. Each one of these stories is told by a Zimbabwean immigrant woman. While each story was so touching and moving, it just wasn’t for me. Again, I really understand and appreciate the author here.

I loved the diversity of these women, some are from the poor class and others are higher up… however, one similarity is that they’re all very well-educated and told in such a beautiful way.

Many of these women struggled as immigrants and reading each one of the stories just made me so sad and heartbroken. Immigration is such a sensitive topic that relates to my family’s past generation. Reading about these women had me so upset as it’s unfortunately such an upsetting topic.

One of my issues with the book itself was the repetitiveness. Many of the stories just felt very similar and I would’ve loved a bit of a difference in each one. There were some stories I enjoyed more than others.

Again, this is more of a personal thing. I wish I could’ve loved this more, but unfortunately, this is usually the case with short stories. I would’ve loved a bit more length to each one… or maybe a novel focusing on a Zimbabwean woman’s struggle with immigration.

I would still recommend this book because this is my personal rating. I’m sure many others out there who are the intended readers will love it more.