Win a Copy of Dance of the Jakaranda

Dance of the Jakaranda an ambitious work of historical fiction, a noteworthy masterpiece. Follow us on one of our social media platforms below for the chance to win a copy.

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Dance of the Jakaranda
By Peter Kimani

1963. Kenya is on the verge of independence from British colonial rule. In the Great Rift Valley, Kenyans of all backgrounds come together in the previously white-only establishment of the Jakaranda Hotel.

The resident musician is Rajan Salim, who charms visitors with songs inspired by his grandfather’s noble stories of the railway construction that spawned the Kenya they now know. One evening, Rajan is kissed by a mysterious woman in a shadowy corridor. Unable to forget the taste of her lavender-flavoured lips, Rajan sets out to find her. On his journey he stumbles upon the murky, shared history of three men – his grandfather, the owner of the Jakaranda and a British preacher – who were implicated in the controversial birth of a child. What Rajan unearths will open his eyes about the birth not just of a child, but of an entire nation.

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*Giveaway ends as of midnight on August 16th*

Win a Copy of Cuba:The Cookbook

CubaThe Cookbook is a unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba reflecting the island’s remarkable diversity. If you love cooking and want to feel the love and warmth (on your plate) of the Cuban people, then simply follow us on one of our social media platforms below for the chance to win a copy.

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Cuba: The Cookbook
By Imogene Tondre, Madelaine Vazquez Galvez

A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island’s remarkable culinary diversity Cuban food is known worldwide for its blend of bright colours and intense flavors, and Cuba: The Cookbook is the first book to celebrate and document comprehensively its cuisine and contemporary food culture.

Collected by those who best know the entire Cuban culinary landscape, the 350 home-cooking recipes in this compendium explore the country’s myriad traditions and influences – from Spanish to Soviet to Chinese – through recipes for appetizers, rice dishes, fish, meat, vegetables, egg dishes, desserts, and more.

You can buy your copy HERE + free UK delivery

*Giveaway ends as of midnight on August 9th*