Book Review: Send Her Back and Other Stories by Munashe Kaseke


Title: Send Her Back and Other Stories

By: Munashe Kaseke

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 204

Release Date: July 24th, 2022

Publisher: Mukana Press

Rating: ★★★☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

In Send Her Back and other stories , Munashe Kaseke offers an awfully intimate, fresh telling of the immigrant experience of black women in the United States. Equally awash with the joys of exploring a new world as well as a myriad of challenges, her complicated, and often tangled, female Zimbabwean protagonists navigate issues of identity, microaggressions, and sexism in vibrant, indelible settings. Yet again, these are not only stories of navigating an at times tense US political climate, they are also marked by characters who rise to the top of their professional fields, seize the American dream, and travel the world in glee. Kaseke peels back on the inner wranglings of characters caught between two worlds, be it by stories of dating outside one's culture and race or failing to assimilate upon returning home after spending time abroad.


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A compellation of powerful stories that not only dive into hard topics, but bring light to those who struggle through immigration. 

I loved reading each stories. These are strong women who came to America looking for hope, but what they received was less than perfect. There was struggle and tears, pain, love. So many emotions to process that I felt drained by the end. As I immerse myself into a culture I know nothing about, I feel respect for women across the world who spend everyday trying to make a change.

This was a wonderful read. The characters brought to life by their struggles. At times the dry writing style was a little much for me, but I think the stories spoke for themselves. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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