Location: FIC BEA
Genre: War- fiction. Africa, the hope and the struggle!
A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone - the story of a boy Soldier.
This book is a brutal fairy tale.
Africa- a place close to my heart, I have not been to places ravaged by civil war, destroyed by greed or aligned by sectarianism. But I have spent time with African people who dream dreams, who hope, who know that education and a strong village life is what will build nations within the continent. Sierra Leone has not been so lucky as the nations I have visited and this story unpacks just how difficult it is to bring healing and hope to a fissured and broken world. Then when the capitalists move in with their mines a different corrupt war starts! This book deals with it all!
“We must live in the radiance of tomorrow, as our ancestors have suggested in their tales. For what is yet to come tomorrow has possibilities, and we must think of it, the simplest glimpse of that possibility of goodness. That will be our strength. That has always been our strength.”
“Who can ever know what path to walk on when all of them are either crooked or broken? One just has to walk.”