Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon PDF/EPUB ☆ Monday

Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon PDF/EPUB ☆ Monday


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  1. Nerine Dorman Nerine Dorman says:

    Louise and Faheema are a bit of an odd couple, but they ve been best friends since they first started school together in the fictional Western Cape town of Gap Falls The girls often spend many hours at their favourite waterfall, which in a way grows to become a powerful metaphor for their friendship Though their cultural differences are vast, the two girls are nearly inseparable, mainly because they each seek to understand the other This friendship endures for many years, despite their parent Louise and Faheema are a bit of an odd couple, but they ve been best friends since they first started school together in the fictional Western Cape town of Gap Falls The girls often spend many hours at their favourite waterfall, which in a way grows to become a powerful metaphor for their friendship Though their cultural differences are vast, the two girls are nearly inseparable, mainly because they each seek to understand the other This friendship endures for many years, despite their parents initial misgivings Yet as they grow up together, their bond comes under increasing fire from those who seek to separate them, especially in the light of incidences of terrorism perpetrated by religious extremists Louise goes to great pains to point out that the extremists are not representative of the entire religion Her frustration is palpable because her words often fall on deaf ears.Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon is written from Louise s point of view, clearly in the aftermath of whatever separated her from her friend She uses a format that addresses Faheema directly, a kind of hybrid journal letter, which gives us an intensely personal and emotional account of the friendship between the two girls, and what obstacles they faced together You d have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by Louise s impassioned words as she tries to unpick the series of events that eventually parted them.Author Jenny Robson s message is clear as adults we so easily allow ourselves to be swayed by differences and our own and others prejudices, as we descend into hypocrisy The younger generation are mostly potential bridge builders between cultures, and are in a position to present solutions instead of creating further problems Most importantly, Robson underscores the importance of love and tolerance, which is often so lacking in the thoughts and deeds of many.Robson s writing is lyrical and heartfelt, and I was completely immersed in Louise s world, and felt her triumphs and sorrows as she shaped her story In the light of current affairs, this novel is also an important reminder for us to focus rather on our common ground than be ruled by hate and fear mongering Robson has given us a wonderful, brave book that has been released at a time when it s needed most, and I ll happily recommend this story for ages ten and older


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Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon ❰Ebook❯ ➩ Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon Author Jenny Robson – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Set in the fictional town of Gap Falls, where two young girls, Louise van Rensburg and Faheema Majiet, have become best friends despite their very different backgrounds But cataclysmic events far beyo Set in the fictional town of Gap Falls, where two young girls, Louise van Rensburg and Faheema Majiet, have become best friends despite their very different backgrounds But cataclysmic events far beyond South Africa s borders bombings on the London Underground and an insensitive cartoon portrayal of the prophet Mohammed serve to drive a wedge between them When their respective families prohibit their friendship, they realise it is up to them to find a way to restore their relationship and to Monday Evening, PDF or convince the adults of their deep emotional bondThe theme is tolerance and seeing similarities and common grounds This novel was shortlisted for the MacMillan African Writers Prize Jenny Robson has won both South African and international awards Sanlam, MER Percy Fitzpatrick, UNESCO and Noma Honourable Mention.

  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Monday Evening, Thursday Afternoon
  • Jenny Robson
  • English
  • 05 July 2019

About the Author: Jenny Robson

Jennifer Marion Robson n e Murray is the first author to ever win four consecutive prizes in the Sanlam Youth Novel Competition for the novels Don t Panic, Mechanic , One Magic Moment , The Denials of Kow Ten and Because Pula Means Rain Jenny was born and raised in Cape Town She studied primary school teaching at the Teaching College in Mowbray and went on to study at the University of South Africa Unisa where she Monday Evening, PDF or obtained her BA degree in Philosophy After two years of teaching in Simons Town, she moved to the diamond mining town of Orapa in Botswana She taught music there at Livingstone House for over thirty years Jenny now lives in Maun in Botswana where she still teaches music She is widowed and has two adult sons who live in London, UKJenny loves writing for young people as she admires their spontaneity and lack of hypocrisy Her favourite theme in her books is the utter uniqueness of the individual She hates any form of stereotyping and sees every individual as a never to be repeated entity.