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Lly and realistically it was hard to stop turning the Pages I Would Recommend This To Anyone Interested In Dramatical I would recommend this to anyone interested in dramatical historical fiction An xceptionally vivid and beautifully written book Another great recommendation from a friend I An xceptionally vivid and beautifully written book Another great recommendation from a friend I this book for 1 in a discount shop and as a result didn t really xpect much but found myself njoying it I haven t read many books set it Africa so it was good to move outside my comfort zone with something differentI njoyed the close connections of the characters to "nature and was interested in the roles of men and women "and was interested in the roles of men and women society as well as in the political Conflict in Blood elements of the plot The main characters Timashe and his sister Hazvinei are well drawn and realistic so that I felt really attached to them by thend of the bookWell worth a read for those who like me who tend not to stray beyond Europe in their reading I was utterly taken by this book Eames story telling pulled me in and I just kept turning the pages It s gritty in places very sad throughout and yet include I njoyed the contrast between the village and the large town and the village ideas that spilled over into the town This was a sad novel and I was a bit disappointed with the nding as it left you to form your own future for the main characte. Ways they never xpected Tinashe is prepared to follow his sister anywhere but how far can he go to keep her safe when the forces threatening her are so much darker and sinister than he suspectedAndrea Eames weaves together folklore and suspense in this compelling tale of a boy struggling to do the right thing in an unpredictable world.

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Describe the genre of this novel is a Bildungsroman set in the time of Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga forty years ago Was it as long ago as that And the author wasn t ven born then Tinashe is a young Shona boy who grows up in a rural village ocasionally visited by his rich uncle from the city and his cousin He dreams of going to school and university like his uncle but his cousin doesn t seem to value these things Tinashe s younger sister Hazvinei is strange and communes with spirits Her brother and other people sometimes find her rather frightening but he feels obliged to care for her Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) even when it threatens to disrupt hisducation In some ways it is like an African version of David Copperfield or The catcher in the rye but it is also bound up with the surreal and unpredictabe world of Shona mythology where the spirits can make people feel invincible at one moment and dash all their hopes the next I really Logic, Labels, And Flesh enjoyed this novel but be warned it s not anasy read This really could be a feminist icon of a novel Despite being told from the perspective of Tinashe a young Zimbabwean boy it is an incredibly powerful tale of the life of a young woman in southern Africa The brutal realities of life for women in post colonial Africa is displayed so dramatica. Ce that there is something special about her Their life in the village once disturbed only by the occasional visits of his successful uncle and city cousin Abel now becomes ntangled with the dual forces of the Shona spirit world and the political turmoil of the Abel now becomes ntangled with the dual forces of the Shona spirit world and the political turmoil of the Tinashe Hazvinei and Abel grow older their destinies ntangle in. The White Shadow

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