First up, this a memoir of one remarkable woman’s work in South Africa as, among other things, a TV writer. It starts with her work as a radio writer in Libya and moves with her to South Africa. This is a recollection, and a fascinating one at that, of what it was like and what she saw. At times you feel the author’s frustration with the people she’s dealing with and at others you want to laugh out loud with her. I’ve been to a lot of different places, but never to Africa. In truth, the whole continent still holds an air of mystery to me. This memoir did a fantastic job of pulling back the covers of South Africa and letting us see the people inside. It’s eminently readable – a good thing to have in this genre – and fascinating at the same time.