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LA Times: Mugabe Could Have Been a Hero Like Mandela

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It may be hard to imagine now, but in the late 1970s Robert Mugabe was a revolutionary leader, considered a hero by his people.As a South African, I couldn’t help but notice the clear similarities between Zimbabwe’s leader and Nelson Mandela. Like Mandela, Mugabe was educated among the...

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Lit Hub: Excerpt from On the Sickle’s Edge

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The following is from Neville Frankel’s novel, On the Sickle's Edge. Frankel pursued doctoral work in English literature at the University of Toronto and is the author of The Third Power. He received an Emmy for his work on a BBC documentary,The Mind of a...

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Ms. Nose in a Book: Review of On the Sickle’s Edge

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On the Sickle's Edge is an historical novel based on the author's family experience.  It follows generations of one family as they are forced from the only home they’ve known during World War I, suffer the loss of loved ones, and struggle to assimilate into a...

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Lit and Life: Review of On the Sickle’s Edge

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The buzz worlds for this book are: Jewish literature; Eastern Europe, Latvia, Russian Empire, Bolshevik Revolution, Stalinist era, Soviet-era life and politics, Moscow. So many interesting things!The book opens with Steven lying in wait outside a dacha, with a gun. We won't know why for...

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Man of La Book: Review of On the Sickle’s Edge

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I liked almost everything about On the Sickle’s Edge by Neville D. Frankel. The novel is ambitious, flows well, and interesting to read. I’m always up for a good book, especially one with Jewish themes in Eastern Europe.The author tells a powerful story and doesn’t...

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San Francisco Chronicle: Jewish Role in Battling Apartheid

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San Francisco Chronicle by Michael Rosen October 31, 2014:Neville Frankel was standing in line at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg when he saw a group of teenagers pointing and laughing at something. Disturbed and a bit curious, Frankel approached the object, and discovered that it was a...

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