In Search Of Africa



✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ In Search Of Africa By Frank Coates ✼ – E17streets4all.co.uk Kip Balmain, a young Australian boy taken to a small town in Africa, finds himself caught up in the violence of colonial Kenya As the country struggles towards independence, Kip also struggles to unde Kip Balmain, a young Australian boy taken to a small town in Africa, finds himself caught up in the violence of colonial Kenya As the country struggles towards independence, Kip also struggles to understand his mother s vindictive hatred of the father he has never met and resolves to uncover the mystery of his parentageIn Uganda, Rose Nasonga, a girl at risk after her idyllic village life becomes a nightmare of civil war, uses her beauty to escape into the world of fashion, but learns that her new life can be equally In Search PDF/EPUB or destructiveOut of the horrors of war, across the boundaries of time and race, Kip and Rose discover that their lives are mysteriously linked And that the paths they travel alone, and ultimately together, lead them inexorably to their greatest discovery.In Search Of Africa

Frank Coates was born in Melbourne, ran away to Africa in at the age of , joined a UN team in Nairobi as a technical expert and a year later, on the shores of Lake Victoria, married a Tanzanian of the Nyamwezi tribe It was a life changing experience for the ex Telecom Australia engineer who had earlier worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea The UN contract ended, but Frank was now hooked on Africa, and worked as a consultant in countries from Kenya to Swaziland and from Mozambique to In Search PDF/EPUB or Botswana It was during these four years that he developed his passionate interest in the political and cultural history of East Africa His marriage didn t survive the continental shift back to Australia and he and his African princess divorced some years later They say that those who have spent time in Africa can t easily forget the experience, so after denying his urge to write for thirty years, when Frank finally began his writing career in , his imagination took him back to Africa His first novel, Tears of the Maasai made the best seller s list in He then gave up his day job to write full time.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 400 pages
  • In Search Of Africa
  • Frank Coates
  • English
  • 03 January 2018

10 thoughts on “In Search Of Africa

  1. says:

    A story that spans about 40 years, of two completely unconnected people bought together by circumstance and fate It is not a book for the faint hearted as it contains a lot of violence which sadly was part of the history of the two nations involved The story line though kept me wanting to pick the book up and keep reading I preferred softly calls the Serengeti to this book, but this book was well written and I love learning about different cultures and countries histories.

  2. says:

    40 years of a story following two unconnected individuals and how their lives intersect across two countries living in Tanzania at the momentand having just visited the national museum yesterday, the historical background of the colonial period has had me hooked for some time nowand this book somehow has helped fan the need to know and devourinformation about the colonial times and Africa..

  3. says:

    A wonderful story, brought back very happy and not so happy memories of growing up in Kenya between 1953 1963 I could picture the places I knew ,I felt the story was a fair picture of how things really were in those days Well done.

  4. says:

    This was the first book I ever read that took place in Africa and it was no disappointment For such a thick book it really stayed captivating all the way through Usually when I read a book with as many story lines as this one, I have a few I like and a few I don t But in this case I really enjoyed reading every single one of them The characters felt really realistic and I felt sympathy towards many of them Sadly enough I had to leave one star for a few reasons I felt the book was a little This was the first book I ever read that took place in Africa and it was no disappointment For such a thick book it really stayed captivating all the way through Usually when I read a book with as many story lines as this one, I have a few I like and a few I don t But in this case I really enjoyed reading every single one of them The characters felt really realistic and I felt sympathy towards many of them Sadly enough I had to leave one star for a few reasons I felt the book was a little too fast paced Some pieces felt like they were written a bit sloppily and should have been edited a bit better.Also I wasn t completely satisfied with the ending, but that s just taste and not something that s the fault of the book I think I might pick upbooks by Frank Coates in the future as I found it really interesting to learn a little about a culture and history I didn t know anything about and his books all surround the theme of East African history I believe

  5. says:

    In Search of Africa earns 3.5 stars from me I cannot fault Frank Coates on grammar, plot line, descriptions, or character building, but there was just something missing In certain scenes that should have been nail biting, the excitement was absent I even re read paragraphs thinking it was just me, but the build up was simply lacking The last part of the novel was decidedlyexcitinga pity the author didn t manage to convey that emotion throughout the book.

  6. says:

    Wonderful read

  7. says:

    An easy read.

  8. says:

    His characters come alive.

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