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Scatterlings Of Africa based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Peter Davies writes with depth and clarity on the conflict which tore this once prosperous and gracious country apart. His use of local language and traditions adds drama and reality to the fast paced story. His is obviously the voice of a seasoned veteran whose spell binding descriptions of the smells, sights and sounds of the African bush make this a riveting page turner that brings Africa alive for the reader. This is not a politically correct tale and he will not earn accolades from the ruling regime. However, it has earned a permanent place in my library and will be re read bringing with it feelings of loss that are felt by all Scatterlings. This is a masterpiece of story telling in the tradition of Wilbur Smith.
'This is a very realistic story about struggles during the Rhodesian War of Independence in the 1970's. On one side you have Ron Cartwright who becomes so obsessed with the war that he alienates himself from his wife, Angela, and their three young daughters. He risks his career as well as his life through his overriding obsession. On the other side you have 'Big Feet' Gadziwa - a ruthless freedom fighter who will stop at nothing to rid the land of the white 'invaders'. A fast paced, highly charged adventure that is more truth than fiction. Well written and easy to read.'