Angel's Cake


"Aku tahu kau lebih suka kopi, tapi sungguh ketika seseorang sedang bersedih, hanya teh yang bisa membantu. Ketika seseorang tidak bahagia, teh adalah seperti pelukan seorang ibu."

A book with food theme always attracts me. It usually warms my heart. It is felt yummy to digest the story. Just like this Gaile Perkin's book, Baking Cake in Kigali. Penerbit Qanita has translated it in Bahasa on October 2010 and changed the title into Angel's Cake. Angel is the lead character in the book.

Angel Tungaraza is a Tanzanian woman who decided to move to Rwanda with her hubby and their 5 orphaned grandchildren. Perhaps for certain people, it's a crazy thing to do since Rwanda is just recovered from its war and horrible genocide.

But Angel has different ideas. In her opinion in every situation there is always something to celebrate. It's definitely true. Angel becomes a favorite person there. She is an ear to listen. A shoulder to cry on. From her sweet yet simple cakes, Angel colors Rwanda people life. All her customers tells their stories to her. From happy stories until the most tragic stories. All's there. I am very much entertained to read many different stories from her customers. Although Angels looks happy all the time, but she actually has her own wound and she is still trying to get over it and make her own peace.

An awesome debut novel. Highly recommended.

5 comments:

sapidudunk February 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

model covernya bikin inget gagas media :p

Tjut Riana February 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

@Ana: Iya..ya..covernya bukan Qanita banget, tapi yg membuat aku tertarik pd buku ini malah covernya duluan..:)

Hani February 18, 2011 at 4:19 PM  

bukunya bagus karena yang baca demen minum teh khan ;)

'IcHa' February 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

harus beli ini. harus baca. harus.

*motivasi* hehehehe...

Btw, mbaaak, di kampusku ngajar apa????

riana February 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM  

@MbHani: Hihi...kamu tau aja mbak, lebih tepatnya, hobi minum teh & makan kue tapi nggak bisa masak.. ^^

@Icha: yakin masih sempet baca buku?...:)

aku ngajar bhs inggris cha, biar di kelas bisa fun, kalo ngajar yg berbau2 ilmu hukum kan harus serius *alasan padahal emang males* :p