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  • Title: Last Orders at Harrods
  • Author: Michael Holman
  • ISBN: 9780349120096
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback

  • Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar and Nightspot a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the political tensions in East Africa s most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows theCharity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar and Nightspot a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the political tensions in East Africa s most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows the freak floods in the state of Ubuntu, some threatening letters from London lawyers are beginning to overwhelm her Well meant but inept efforts to foil the lawyers by Edward Furniver, a former fund manager who runs Kibera s co operative bank, bring Harrods International Bar to the brink of disaster, and Charity close to despair In the nick of time an accidental riot, triggered by World Bank President Hardwick Hardwicke s visit to the slum, coupled with some quick thinking by Titus Ntoto, the 14 year old leader of Kibera s toughest gang, the Mboya Boys United Football Club, help Charity and Harrods to triumph in the end.
    Michael Holman
    Michael Holman was brought up in Zimbabwe He was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 until 2002 between 1977 and 1984 he was the Financial Times Africa correspondent, based in Lusaka, Zambia Michael is a respected freelance journalist and continues to travel extensively in Africa.


    Commentaires:

    Tien
    A rather random find on BorrowBox to fit a reading challenge task. I didn't have any particular book in mind so I was browsing and thought this might be a fun-funny sort of read. I guess there was some funny bits but there wasn't enough for me to think it as a funny read. This cover (the blues and yellows) made me think that it's going to be a hilarious romp through Africa but boy, was I wrong! And unfortunately, I just wasn't that interested in the story or any of the characters but I didn't mi [...]

    Wathingira Muthang'ato
    👎Didn't make it past page 25!!Full of stereotypes about "Africa", and filled with caricatures rather than characters. Clearly a mishmash of Kenya and Zimbabwe, trying to tell the story of what the problems in Africa are and how the aid workers, government, and people are complicit, it ends up reading like a composition or set book written specifically to tick certain boxes, get full marks. It fails horribly in my view.The worst thing is that from the cover and description as well as the blurb [...]

    Gerund
    With its humorous title, prominent Alexander McCall Smith blurb, and an intelligent, motherly female protagonost, one could easily believe that this is a No.1 Ladies Detective Agency copycat, piggybacking on the current literary craze for Africana.But Last Orders At Harrods, written by Michael Holman, is actually a sharp look at the various issues troubling Africa today, from corrupt government officials to epidemics and self-serving Western intervention.Set in the fictional East African nation [...]

    Peter
    A book of stereotypes.I enjoy reading books about history and in particular social history and that is one of the main reasons that I picked this book not initially realising that it was the first in a trilogy (not the first time I've done that). The Harrods in the title is a bar made of two cargo containers in the slum of a capital of a fictional African country of Kuwisha run by the kind hearted but sharp widow Charity Mupanga who feeds and gives rudimentary lessons to the local street urchins [...]

    Marianne
    Last Orders at Harrods is the first book in the Kuwisha Trilogy by author Michael Holman. It is set in Kireba, the largest urban slum in Africa, located in the small East African nation of Kuwisha and features a cast of lively characters. Widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot), Charity Mupanga is getting irritated by the threatening letters from a firm of London lawyers regards the name of her establishment. Her suitor, Edward Furniver, manages the local savings co-op and has [...]

    Caroline Taggart
    Disappointing. It had an endorsement from Alexander McCall Smith, so I had high hopes, but I didn’t think it came off. Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) is located in a slum in the capital of a fictional East African slum and is threatened with closure by lawyers representing the other Harrods. An appealing premise, but it’s never really developed. Nor is the relationship between the British journalist and the aid worker. There’s a lot about corruption and the evils facing urban Af [...]

    Tyler
    "Rather like Evelyn Waugh on acid meeting Alexander McCall Smith, veteran Africa journalist Michael Holman's book Last Orders at Harrods is an explosion of pure reading joy" It was this blurb from a review that prompted me to finally purchase this book, and, although I'm not quite as enthusiastic as the reviewer, I did enjoy reading this farce. Most interesting to me was reading about the interplay between the charitable organizations, the local government and foreign institutions in situations [...]

    Imad Ahmed
    Enjoyed it. Had some informative passages and I enjoyed the way he caught the way that mzungus talk about Africa, how journalists infer and misinform, the art of press releases, the morbid delight of aid workers etc. Didn't appreciate as much one or two expressions he used to try and get into the minds of the Mboya boys.

    Terry
    It was a fair read but not as funny as I was expecting. I live in Kampala so I can relate to much of the book. Why though do authors stereotype many aspects the people one finds living/working in Africa. Worth a read though.

    Adri
    What a disappointment! I love Alexander Mccall Smith's books on Botswana and the Wild birds of East Africa. So, I was hoping for another little gem which sadly never materialised. I shan't be reading the sequel.

    Tanya
    Kenya

    Thomas Ireland
    Brilliant, well-written and funny.

    Mrs Reuman
    Though it raises interesting issues about Africa, the writing is all over the place and not done very well.

    Rachel
    Actually found this a bit tedious. Not as funny as I thought it was going to be. Perhaps the subject matter just didn't interest me.

    David
    So far so good. Story appears to be largely factually based so gives a view of life in East Africa.I liked it

    Heidi
    cd - didn't enjoy it much

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