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Baking Cakes in Kigali

Gaile Parkin

RRP: £8.99

13 July 2009

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848871472

RRP: £12.99

1 January 2009

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843549857

RRP: £4.99

1 March 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857895189

Shortlisted for the 2010 McKitterick Prize

Angel Tungazara runs a small business, baking cakes for the parties and celebrations of her neighbours. As her customers tell her their stories, Angel comes to realize how much each of them has to mourn as well as what they have to celebrate. And, finally, she comes to accept how much that is true of her too…

This is a uniquely charming, gently moving, deliciously funny novel about life, love and cake. Ultimately, it shows how the human spirit – even when pushed to its limits – endures and unifies us all.

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