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Baking Cakes in Kigali

by Gaile Parkin

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Published by Random House Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24252722M
ISBN 109780440338796
OCLC/WorldCa464694800

  "Baking Cakes in Kigali" is a delightful book, easy to read despite covering some difficult issues, funny in places but sad in others, and I would definitely recommend it. Be warned, however, the book is sometimes negative towards white people which is easily forgiven considering our treatment of them by our not too distant ancestors/5().   Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

In Kigali, Angel runs a bustling business: baking cakes for all occasions?cakes filled with vibrant color, buttery richness, and, most of all, a sense of hope only Angel can deliver.?A CIA agent's wife seeks the perfect holiday cake but walks away with something far sweeter?a former boy-soldier orders an engagement cake, then, between sips of. Baking cakes in Kigali. [Gaile Parkin] -- Meet Angel Tungaraza - Kigali's very favourite cake baker. Angel bakes cakes for every occasion, giving comfort and good advice to her friends and neighbours; but she also hides a painful secret. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gaile Parkin. Find more information about: ISBN:

  At first, Baking Cakes in Kigali by Galie Parkin reminded me of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall-Smith. In both novels, an independent woman in an African country runs a business and listens to the gossip of her neighbors, showing the reader a little bit about African locale, but also illustrating the pure spunk behind a strong woman in various situations. "All the sun and magic of Africa are baked into Gaile Parkin's debut novel We peek into a warm and practical community as colorful as [the heroine's] dazzling confections."&#;The Christian Science Monitor This soaring novel introduces us to Angel Tungaraza: mother, cake baker, pillar of h.


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Verified Purchase. Baking Cakes in Kilgali addresses some very serious issues: Rwandan genocide the AIDS crisis in Africa and the practice of female genital mutilation. The protagonist of the novel is a talented cake baker who becomes a Cited by: 2. Gaile Parkin is just such a talent—and Baking Cakes in Kigali is just such a novel.

This gloriously written tale—set in modern-day Rwanda—introduces one of the most singular and engaging characters in re. Once in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives/5(K).

About Baking Cakes in Kigali. Once in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives.

Gaile Parkin is just such a talent—and Baking Cakes in Kilgali is just such a novel. Gaile Parkin was born and raised in Zambia and studied at universities in South Africa and England. She has lived in many different parts of Africa, including Rwanda, where Baking Cakes in Kigali is set.

She spent two years in Rwanda as a VSO volunteer at the new university doing a wide range of work: teaching, mentoring, writing learning materials, working with the campus clinic to counsel Brand: Random House Publishing Group. Baking Cakes in Kilgali addresses some very serious issues: Rwandan genocide the AIDS crisis in Africa and the practice of female genital mutilation.

The protagonist of the novel is a talented cake baker who becomes a central figure in the lies of many of er neighbors/5().

In Kigali, Angel runs a bustling business: baking cakes for all occasions—cakes filled with vibrant color, buttery richness, and, most of all, a sense of hope only Angel can deliver.

A CIA agent’s wife seeks the perfect holiday cake but walks away with something far sweeter a former boy-soldier orders an engagement cake, then, between sips of tea, shares an enthralling story weary human rights. Baking Cakes in Kigali begins as a series of vignettes, with author Gaile Parkin introducing characters and plot elements through visits to cake baker Angel Tungaraza’s apartment.

Read “Baking Cakes in Kigali”, by Gaile Parkin online on Bookmate – Angel Tungazara runs a small business, baking cakes for the parties and celebrations of her neighbours. As her customers tell her th. Hauntingly charming, funny, and involving, Baking Cakes in Kigali, set in Rwanda, is 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.

Read a Sample. Click to. Baking Cakes in Kigali, By Gaile Parkin Reviewed by Susan Williams Friday 16 January At the heart of this African novel is Angel Tungaraza, a Tanzanian woman who has recently moved to.

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Description. Baking Cakes in Kigali: Book Club Discussion. Octo by Rebecca Reid. Last year, I read Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin, and I really enjoyed it.

I suggested it to my book club, and I was delighted it when it was selected as this month’s read. I reread it last week and searched for some discussion questions online.

Baking Cakes in Kigali is the heartwarming tale of Angel Tungaraza, a professional cake baker living in Rwanda. She creates beautiful and creative cakes; an airplane for a young girl's birthday, a prison with bent bars for a divorce party, and a ying/yang cake to create balance/5(58).

"Baking Cakes in Kigali" in some ways felt like the beloved McCall Smith series, but with fresh faces and deeper stories.

Angel Tungararza, a cake maker from Tanzania, moves with her husband and grandchildren to Rwanda, and the story is driven by the people who come into her life to order cakes.5/5(5). Once in a great while a debut novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, who takes us to bold new places and into previously unimaginable lives.

Gaile Parkin is just such a talent&#;and Baking Cakes in Kilgali is just such a novel. This gloriously written tale&#;set in modern-day Rwanda&#;introduces one of the most singular and engaging characters in /5(3). Located not too distantly from Alexander McCall Smith territory, Baking Cakes in Kigali nevertheless packs a unique and lovely punch of its own.

Set in contemporary (read: still very much post. In Kigali, Angel runs a bustling business: baking cakes for all occasions—cakes filled with vibrant color, buttery richness, and, most of all, a sense of hope only Angel can deliver. A CIA agent’s wife seeks the perfect holiday cake but walks away with something far sweeter a former boy-soldier orders an engagement cake, then, between sips of tea, shares an enthralling story weary human.

About the Author Gaile Parkin was born and raised in Zambia and studied at universities in South Africa and England.

She has lived in many different parts of Africa, including Rwanda, where Baking Cakes in Kigali is set/5(). Rent Baking Cakes in Kigali 1st edition () today, or search our site for other textbooks by Gaile Parkin. Every textbook comes with a day "Any Reason" guarantee.

When I read that the protagonist, Angel Tungaraza, a Tanzanian woman living with her family in Rwanda, was a kindhearted soul who befriended many people in the process of running her home business of baking cakes, I thought, why not. Indeed, don’t let the blurbs on the back of the book.

BAKING CAKES IN KIGALI by Gaile Parkin ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, Colorful debut novel surrounds a cake-baking protagonist with a multinational cast of supporting characters. us and them,” we are informed in the book’s opening paragraph.

“Later this summer when the funeral takes place, the media will speculate boldly on who’s.Baking Cake in Kigali is a heart-warming first book by Gaile Parkin who grew up in Zambia and had spent some time in Rwanda counseling women and girl survivors. Many of the tales in this book are adapted from tales she heard when she worked in Rwanda.Book Review: Baking Cakes in Kigali Review by Kelvin Odoobo.

Gaile Parkin’s story is set in Kigali, written in the third-person, the story is told from the viewpoint of Angel Tungaraza, a professional cake-baker who runs a small business in Kigali.