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The Miracle of Crocodile Flats by Jenny Hobbs (LitNet)

The Miracle of Crocodile Flats by Jenny Hobbs (LitNet)

"The Miracle of Crocodile Flats hits the shelves marketed as “an affectionate satire”. With the sighting of a brown-skinned Virgin Mary in a small South African village as its starting point, Hobbs offers readers some cascading, character-driven impressions. It is a vision of ourselves in a post-apartheid moment, both lovely and laced with bite.

The Miracle of Crocodile Flats casts its focus on two main areas: religion and race. The fault lines between these two focal points in the novel emerge slowly and organically after Hobbs observes the pathos, disillusionment and entrenched suffering of a small village. The people of Crocodile Flats are in dire need of something to lift their spirits – and a vision of pious purity and pure piety by a young girl is just the ticket."

Click here to read the full review on LitNet.co.za

About the book:

Godforsaken Crocodile Flats is the last place on earth where you'd expect any marvel, so when Sweetness Moloi believes she saw the Virgin Mary there – all nice and brown like real people – who's going to believe her?

Click here for more information on The Miracle of Crocodile Flats.

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