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Martha Stevens-David Review: "A Year in the Village" by Petra Langa
By Martha Stevens-David
Dec 13, 2015 - 5:00:04 AM

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In this novel, "A Year in the Village," author Petra Langa, takes the reader from post-war Germany to South Africa and on to China.

Petra Langa is a German freelance writer who lives in South Africa. The publicity material for the book tells us that she channels her real-life into her story. As the wife of the former Ambassador of South Africa to China she has some particular insights into how migration to and life in foreign countries affects and changes one's life.

This short story tells of the friendship of two young girls, Lisa and Eva and the different paths their lives have taken over the years. After years of separation, upon rediscovering each other, the two friends find that they still have much in common and Lisa sets out to help Eva gain control over her addiction to men, financial difficulties and alcohol.

And in the rekindled friendship between the now mature women, Lisa discovers that she too, has many unanswered questions about her own childhood and family.

This story was well-written and I enjoyed the hint of mystery that this novel offered. Well-done.

Martha Stevens-David

Petra Langa is a freelance writer and former lecturer in Pretoria, South Africa. She received a doctorate degree in German studies from the University of KwalZulu-Natal in South Africa. She is married to a former Ambassador of South Africa to China, and has lived in Germany, England, South Africa, Russia and China.

"A Year in the Village"
By Petra Langa
Author House Pub
Published May 18, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5049-1217-4
150 pages
Softcover $15
Hardcover $24
E-book $5

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