Item description for Last Orders At Harrods: Library Edition by Jerome Pride Michael Holman...
Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot)---a favorite 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.92" Width: 6.29" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
ISBN 1921334924 ISBN13 9781921334924
Reviews - What do customers think about Last Orders At Harrods: Library Edition?
A satire, and life in Africa Sep 6, 2007
Holman certainly knows Africa and knows it well. He understands the constant to-ing and fro-ing of the self-important international aid and NGO fraternity, the fancy hotels they stay in and the world-important conferences on which much foreign aid money is spent. Holman also knows the life in the African urban townships, which westerners regard as slums. Life is difficult for all, so is the survival of children in these slums, but most of all for the AIDS orphans. You will smile and laugh out loud as the widowed owner of Harrod's Bar and Nightspot, built from three steel shipping containers bests the representatives of Harrods Department Store in London, and makes monkeys of their lawyers. I recommend this book for its satire, and good description of African life.