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Gareth Langdon Reviews The Space Race by Alex Latimer

The Space RaceVerdict: carrot

The Space Race, Alex Latimer’s debut outing, makes no recourse to unimaginative expectations of what constitutes “good” South African literature. While the local backdrop allows for some enjoyable South Africanisms, and imaginings of our beloved landscape, the story unfolds in such a way that emphasises plot more than character or place, thus carefully avoiding any contentious engagement with a South African canon.

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    tiah
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    Something about the cover makes me happy. I don't normally buy books on their cover but in this case...it calls to me.

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