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Dizzy Worms: The Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy by Michael Holman
  

Dizzy Worms: The Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy

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This is the final novel in the satirical Kuwisha trilogy. For those new to Michael Holman, if you’re a fan of Alexander McCall Smith then this is likely to be right up your street. Full of the sights and sounds of East Africa and written in a most engaging style, Dizzy Worms is an affectionate portrait of a troubled region where local politicians, western diplomats, foreign donors, journalists all come together in a lively and entertaining story but it is also a more serious comment on a troubled part of the world.

Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy:
1. Last Orders at Harrods
2. Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies
3. Dizzy Worms

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Dizzy Worms: The Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy by Michael Holman

Charity Mupanga, the resilient and maternal proprietor of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) faces her toughest challenge in Dizzy Worms , the final novel in Michael Holman's acclaimed trilogy set in the African slum of Kireba. Faced with a Health and Safety closure, Charity has a week to appeal and the chances of success seem negligible: elections are imminent, and Kireba is due to become a showcase of President Josiah Nduka's 'slum rehabilitation program', backed by gullible foreign donors. But before taking on Nduka and the council, she has a promise to keep - to provide a supply of her famous sweet doughballs to a small army of street children, as voracious as they are malodorous...Michael Holman uses his witty satirical pen to brilliant effect in this affectionate portrait of a troubled region, targeting local politicians, western diplomats, foreign donors and journalists, puncturing pretensions and questioning the philosophy of aid.

Reviews

'This wickedly satirical novel is also a serious critique of Africa's troubled state.'
THE GUARDIAN

'Jolly good fun.'
DAILY MAIL

About the Author

Michael Holman

Michael Holman was brought up in Zimbabwe. He was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 until 2002; between 1977 and 1984 he was the Financial Times’ Africa correspondent, based in Lusaka, Zambia. Michael is a respected freelance journalist and continues to travel extensively in Africa.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2010

Author

Michael Holman

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Publisher

Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781846971532

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