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Meet Georgia Author - Alice Takawira!

GEORGIA RADIO – As part of our ongoing series highlighting local Georgia authors, is excited to introduce Alice Takawira, a remarkable writer whose journey from Zimbabwe to Atlanta has enriched the literary scene with diverse cultural narratives.

Alice Takawira was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where she received a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Zimbabwe. Her career initially took her to London, but in 2004, she relocated to the United States to attend Emory University, earning a master’s degree in public health. Now settled in Atlanta, Alice balances her professional life as a geriatric physical therapist with her passion for writing and community engagement. In addition to her medical career, Alice is the creator of the Verenga Girls Book Club on Facebook, a vibrant community where book lovers come together to discuss their favorite reads. The book club, inspired by her love for literature, serves as a platform for connecting with fellow readers and sharing diverse literary experiences.

Alice's debut novel, "Turning Tables," is a gripping romantic thriller that explores the complexities of multicultural relationships. The story follows Maita, a Zimbabwean graduate student, on a journey from Atlanta to London in a bid to reclaim her love with Ade, her Nigerian ex-boyfriend. However, fate introduces her to Chris, a charming British gentleman, leading to a tumultuous love triangle fraught with challenges of racism, cultural differences, and personal insecurities. "Turning Tables" delves into the trials and triumphs of immigrant experiences, weaving a poignant narrative of love, missed opportunities, second chances, and the dangers of obsession. The novel offers readers a captivating exploration of the intersections between different cultures and the impact of these intersections on personal relationships.

When she's not writing or working, Alice enjoys relaxing with a glass of wine and binge-watching foreign-language dramas. She also loves to travel, explore exotic foods, and learn new languages, further enriching her multicultural perspective.

For those interested in learning more about Alice Takawira and her work, you can connect with her on various platforms:

Stay tuned to for more conversations with local authors, as we continue to celebrate the rich literary talents in our community.



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