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    By Natalie Kombe   Recommended Reading So we decided that instead of showcasing the latest books, chances are that over the years there have been a few gems that may have slipped under your radar, or perhaps you haven’t gotten around to reading said gems and need to be reminded of what you are missing out on. The following are six fabulous books that literally take you around the world. If you’re up for a global adventure then go buy all six of them immediately, but if you’re only keen on one or two destinations, here a few guidelines to help you pick the right book for you present mood.  1. Fear of Flying- Erica Jong (USA): This book made a huge splash when it was first released in 1973. The generous dose of intellectual humour in the novel will have you laughing nearly every time you read a new page of it. Controversial and revolutionary at its time because of its approach to female sexuality (Think of a dark time before Sex and the City), Fear of flying is a must read for every young woman whose ever had an opinion on anything. 2. Book of the Night Women- Marlon James (Jamaica): Honestly when I was first given the book, I read the blurb at the back and it took months for me to pick it up and read it. When I finally read it I couldn’t put it down, I finished it in a couple of days. Set in the early 1800’s during the slave trade, on a plantation in Jamaica, Book of the Night Women tells the story of a young slave girl name Lilith who starts out thinking she’s above the other slaves, and whose actions lead her down an irrevocable course of murder, forbidden love and forgiveness for her white overseer  father. 3. The Russian Concubine- Kate Furnivall (China): Fascinating, heartbreaking, romantic and eye opening are the words that come to mind when I think of The Russian Concubine. My time with this book was short lived as I read it in a day. Granted I spent the whole day in bed and only got up for meals, being an out of work actor (at the time) will do that to you. But aside from that fact, the book itself was just that riveting.  1920’s China, particularly life in the International settlement of Junchow,…

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  By Kudakwashe Natasha Maradzika. Copyright 2011.   There is an inexplicable cool factor about Rihanna’s music that initially polarizes…

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Review: Feist - 'Metals'

AkAthemag | 2 comments | 11/06/11

By Kudakwashe Natasha Maradzika     If Feist’s sophomore album ‘The Reminder’ was the younger eclectic boisterous sister, enamoured with…

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