I thoroughly enjoyed this – Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. Her style of writing in short, sharp chapters makes it so easy to keep reading and virtually impossible to put down! I’m astounded that this is the author’s debut novel because it’s just superb.
It’s a 5-star read that encompasses all that it means to belong … to a place, a family, a culture, a people and most of all, to yourself, and how you manage to return, even when you think that you’ve strayed so far away that you don’t even think there’s a single remnant left of where you started.
It speaks to the very heart of what binds people together, whether by blood or by choice, and it reminds us of the strength of time-honoured traditions passed down through the sharing of well-loved recipes and shared kitchen secrets.
Many thanks to Penguin Random House South Africa for my copy.