Child Witch Kinshasa von Mike Ormsby
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Lei 62 / € 20,90
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Seiten / Format: 496 S.; Softcover/Paperback
Verlag: Nicoaro Books
If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, then Child Witch Kinshasa is for you." (Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg) Child Witch Kinshasa is an epic tale of travel, love and loss, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and England. This colorful tragicomedy unfolds through the eyes of Dudu - a young Congolese boy, Frank - a British journalist, and his wife Ruth - a mother of two, with a full-time job in London. Their lives entwine, and cultures clash, after chance encounters that reverberate from Kinshasa to Kingston-upon-Thames. The story begins when an evangelical pastor visits Dudu's remote village and accuses him of being a 'child witch' with mysterious and dangerous powers. Dudu flees his village to stay with relatives and avoid divine retribution, but his plan goes wrong and he finds himself alone and homeless. To survive, he teams up with Kilanda, a former child soldier, whose reckless sense of adventure spins them - Huck Finn style - across the vast country by road, rail, and river.