Baking Cakes in KigaliBook - 2009
Baking Cakes in Kigaliis a tale in fourteen confections, and behind each cake lies a story. As baker Angel Tungaraza busies herself with her customers' orders, we learn about their lives: Ken Akimoto -- with his penchant for partying, her best client -- and Bosco, his lovesick driver; Dr. Rejoice, without whom she'd never cope with the hot flashes that send her delving into her brassiere for a handkerchief so often these days; Odile, an AIDS worker whose love life Angel has taken a keen interest in; and not forgetting young Leocadie, Modeste, and their baby boy, Beckham. Angel works her magic, solving problems for all around her; and in turn, they help her lay her own demons to rest: perhaps she can finally face the truth about the loss of her own son and daughter, and achieve a sense of peace . . . Hauntingly charming, funny, and involving,Baking Cakes in Kigaliis a novel about the real meaning of reconciliation -- about how, in the aftermath of tragedy, life goes on and people still manage to find reasons to celebrate.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
Branch Call Number: FIC Parki 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 308 p