The True Sources of the Nile



[Read] ➵ The True Sources of the Nile By Sarah Stone – E17streets4all.co.uk After a year, central Africa has finally started to feel like home to Anne, a human rights activist from California Deeply committed to helping the strife torn nation of Burundi during its first democ After a year, central Africa Sources of PDF/EPUB ä has finally started to feel like home to Anne, a human rights activist from California Deeply committed to helping the strife torn nation of Burundi during The True Kindle - its first democratic elections, Anne has also begun an intoxicating affair with Jean Pierre, a government official allied with the Tutsi ruling class But when the election brings the rival Hutus to True Sources of ePUB ¹ power, violence breaks out, leaving thousands of people dead, and laying bare disturbing secrets about Anne s lover and his family She reluctantly returns to California, only to discover troubling secrets in her own family As she struggles with the moral implications of all she has learned, Anne must reconcile complex conflicting claims of duty and love The True Sources of the Nile unfolds like a passionately felt love affair that initially obscures the world around it, then comes to brilliantly illuminate it From the Trade Paperback edition.The True Sources of the Nile

Sarah Stone s new novel, Sources of PDF/EPUB ä Hungry Ghost Theater, was published by WTAW Press in October Her previous novel, The True Sources of the Nile, has been taught in courses on The True Kindle - literature, ethics, and the rhetoric of human rights It was a BookSense selection, has been translated into German and Dutch, and was included in Geoff Wisner s A Basket of Leaves True Sources of ePUB ¹ Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa She s the co author, with her spouse and writing partner Ron Nyren, of the textbook Deepening Fiction A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Scoundrel Time Ploughshares StoryQuarterly The Believer the San Francisco Chronicle The Millions The Writer s Chronicle Dedicated to the People of Darfur Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope and A Kite in the Wind Fiction Writers on Their Craft, among other placesShe teaches creative writing for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and Stanford Continuing Studies She has been awarded fellowships from the University of Michigan, where she received her MFA, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences Earlier in her life, she worked as a psychiatric aide in a locked facility, a graveyard shift waitress in the restaurant where everyone went after they d been thrown out of all the bars in town, and an office worker in an apparently haunted massage bodywork school in the Santa Cruz mountains She has also written for Korean public television, reported on human rights in Burundi, and looked after orphan chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute.

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    The True Sources of the Nile eBook Ö The True Kindle her own family As she struggles with the moral implications of all she has learned, Anne must reconcile complex conflicting claims of duty and love The True Sources of the Nile unfolds like a passionately felt love affair that initially obscures the world around it, then comes to brilliantly illuminate it From the Trade Paperback edition."/>
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The True Sources of the Nile
  • Sarah Stone
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 0385721838

10 thoughts on “The True Sources of the Nile

  1. says:

    Burundi.While some of the book, the second half really takes place in the US it resonates with how an American expat brings the country with them when they return to the USA Frankly, to me, that is an integral part of visiting so I am keeping this as a part of my reading around the world read a thon.I am not sure why I did not chosethan three stars, it might be perhaps that while I could identify in some ways with the main character, I could not really make that connection The characte Burundi.While some of the book, the second half really takes place in the US it resonates with how an American expat brings the country with them when they return to the USA Frankly, to me, that is an integral part of visiting so I am keeping this as a part of my reading around the world read a thon.I am not sure why I did not chosethan three stars, it might be perhaps that while I could identify in some ways with the main character, I could not really make that connection The character was like so many expats I have met who feel that their presence validates a country, which always rings so false with me Having said that though, the character was a typical expat and that in and of itself deserves somethingthan the three stars, but that is to someone else, not me.I learned a lot about Burundi and liked the way the relations between the Tutsis and Hutus was addressed, though I frankly know little about that situation I think this is a good read for anyone exploring Africa in a read around the world

  2. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book the writing, the setting in Burundi and then the US, the interesting issues it raises about how well we know people that are close to us The major problem I had with the book was that the ending was puzzling and a bit of an anti climax.

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was really surprised at myself when I picked this out at the library In its essence, it s a romance and character growth novel It takes place partly in Burundi at the outbreak of violence between the Hutus and Tutsis in the mid 1990s, and partly in San Francisco Anne falls in love with a Tutsi upper class prince and shares a very passionate love affair with him When the violence erupts, she is forced to flee the country It really strains their relationship, to the point where even his vis I was really surprised at myself when I picked this out at the library In its essence, it s a romance and character growth novel It takes place partly in Burundi at the outbreak of violence between the Hutus and Tutsis in the mid 1990s, and partly in San Francisco Anne falls in love with a Tutsi upper class prince and shares a very passionate love affair with him When the violence erupts, she is forced to flee the country It really strains their relationship, to the point where even his visit to San Francisco cannot mend things and actually makes things worse It also forces her to question yet again her beliefs, world view, life and career decisions, etc.It s a fantastic novel it s in no way your typical romance

  4. says:

    Gripping narrative that tells the tale of a white woman s struggle to come to terms with her experience in genocide ravaged, colonialized Bujambari I read An Ordinary Man, this summer, Paul Rusenabagina s autobiography about the massacre of Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda a situation of course caused by the colonization of Rwanda by Germany and then Belgium who establish a system in which the Tutsis were treated as superior to the Hutus leading to intense revenge tactics when the Belgians pul Gripping narrative that tells the tale of a white woman s struggle to come to terms with her experience in genocide ravaged, colonialized Bujambari I read An Ordinary Man, this summer, Paul Rusenabagina s autobiography about the massacre of Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda a situation of course caused by the colonization of Rwanda by Germany and then Belgium who establish a system in which the Tutsis were treated as superior to the Hutus leading to intense revenge tactics when the Belgians pulled out and left This book, is a fictional spin on the story, by a narrator who seems a bit selfish at times, but whose struggles towards meaning in her own life rang true for me in the end

  5. says:

    A remarkable novel about a human rights worker in Burundi, who falls in love with a local government official who turns out to have a troubling secret She returns home to help her two sisters, with whom she has complicated relationships, care for their dying mother, who has a troubling secret of her own Another wise sad book with lots of graphic sex with no easy answers about how our passions do and should affect our relationships A remarkable novel about a human rights worker in Burundi, who falls in love with a local government official who turns out to have a troubling secret She returns home to help her two sisters, with whom she has complicated relationships, care for their dying mother, who has a troubling secret of her own Another wise sad book with lots of graphic sex with no easy answers about how our passions do and should affect our relationships

  6. says:

    Okay book but excruiatingly annoying and trite ending Interesting for its depiction of modern day Burundi, but that was it, as the love affair related in the book was also trite and immature in so many ways Why do people constantly kid themselves about relationships, choosing to ignore information that is bluntly in our faces there for us to see if only we would be willing to LOOK at it

  7. says:

    At first I had a hard time relating to the main character as her passion seemed to overwhelm her senses which I cannot relate to Initially I found her weak and naive Her character grows so much and I found myself eventually relating to her and in fact commiserating with her I read this book because it was about Burundi but it is really about so muchA snapshot of humanity.

  8. says:

    Dark story due to the history of the country The relationship of the lovers seems destined to work out even with their extremely different backgrounds but the harrowing experiences lead to road blocks.I found the ending anticlimactic and disjointed but maybe it fit the leading character whom also seemed that way.

  9. says:

    Vivid, even disturbing portrayal of harsh realities faced by an idealistic, passionate young woman attempting to meld the wildly contrasting cultures histories families of her and her Burundian lover A little too tidy in the end, but lush and messy enough throughout to make up for that.

  10. says:

    LOVE IT a great and thoughtful love story about an expat American living in Africa.how the african sensibilites may not seem to be as sweepingly different at first glance, but where we are from is an integral part of who we are.

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