Evening Primrose: a heart-wrenching novel for our times

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A powerful and timely novel from 'South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' ( Bookseller ) .

'Heart-wrenching' Grazia .

With urgency and tenderness Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender and the medical profession through the eyes of a junior doctor.

When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public healthcare system.

As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha , Masechaba's eyes are opened to the rising xenophobic tension that carries echoes of apartheid.

Battling her inner demons, she must decide if she should take a stand to help her best friend, even it comes at a high personal cost.

'The best kind of political novel , its turns of emotion are virtuosic . Matlwa's voice is one we need .' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You

' Slices straight to the heart , deft and clean' Laura Jane Williams, author of Becoming

'A daring and uniquely South African story' Marie Claire , South Africa on Coconut

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