Afric

Afric A drama ripped from today s headlines As European colonists flee the Congo a witchdoctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred A hundred miles to the east six American hip

  • Title: Afric
  • Author: Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
  • ISBN: 9780615801513
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • A drama ripped from today s headlines1963 As European colonists flee the Congo, a witchdoctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred A hundred miles to the east, six American hippies on a joy ride across Africa, crash their VW bus in to a cemetery While they wait for repairs they scandalize the local missionaries and Brenda Carter impulsively marrieA drama ripped from today s headlines1963 As European colonists flee the Congo, a witchdoctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred A hundred miles to the east, six American hippies on a joy ride across Africa, crash their VW bus in to a cemetery While they wait for repairs they scandalize the local missionaries and Brenda Carter impulsively marries an African student 2013 Brenda Carter brings Sarah, her deeply troubled granddaughter to Africa to explore her roots and meet her grandfather the man Brenda married and abandoned fifty years before When a Peace Corps worker is murdered, a baby is kidnapped, and all contact with the outside world is severed by a torrential rain storm, Sarah becomes an unwilling investigator making the connection between the abandoned boy from the Congo, the truth behind her grandmother s marriage, and fifty years of undercover CIA involvement in the politics of Africa A compelling tale of Africa today where witchdoctors co exist with modern medicine, where warlords carry cell phones, and where one small nation stands at the cross roads of America s War on Terror.

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    1. Eileen Enwright Hodgetts is a much traveled writer Brought up in England and Wales, she has also lived and worked in South Africa and Uganda Eileen and her husband, Graham, now make their home in Baden, PA Eileen s life experiences allow her to use exotic backgrounds for her novels and to understand how an adventure can begin with just one small incident For ten years she directed a humanitarian mission in East Africa as an employee of Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, PA and her whole family continues to be involved in Uganda through the Ugandan Gold Coffee project bringing coffee to the United States and returning the profits to Uganda to be used for drilling water wells.

    2. This book could easily be a three star book. In fact, I almost did rate this book as such. The only reason that I did not was because of the story itself. I was transported to Africa and the trials and tribulations of this country. It makes me so grateful that I live in the US. Yet, when I read books featuring out countries and what the people of those countries are dealing with like warlords, rape, and starvation to name a few, it makes me sad. Thus the reason I am glad that there are authors l [...]

    3. I’m going to start off by saying that when we applied to review this book, we were warned that this book might be upsetting to some readers. That being said, this is one book that I have read lately, where I held my breath most of the time I was reading it. I thought it was an absolutely fantastic book and I didn’t want to put it down. I fell asleep to it quite a few times, thought “Oh, I’ll charge my kindle here in a few minutes.” and my kindle ended up dying on me – TWICE while rea [...]

    4. First and foremost, I was forewarned that the book may be upsetting to some readers, so please note, that this book may be upsetting. There is violence, murder, kidnapping, and rape involving young girls. While not graphic, it does take you aback a bit.With that said; this was the most suspenseful read I have read in some time. I think I held my breath most of the book and could not put it down. I fell asleep to it for 3 nights in a row because I hated putting it down. I wanted to know what happ [...]

    5. This is a a novel based on the U.S. war on terror as it might be played out in Africa. Uganda is where the majority of the novel takes place--Uganda where missionaries, churches and witch doctors live side by side. War lords and what I can only term terrorists of the home grown variety strike fear into the peoples hearts. The villagers children are stolen, their villages plundered. The young boys forced to kill and maim--the girls raped and then if they are lucky get married to just one of their [...]

    6. When my husband and I first met, I loved listening to stories about his worldly travels during his time in the U.S. Navy. Having barely traveled around the U.S. myself, I long to discover more about the world. The only way I get to do this is through books. Afric is a book that I wasn't expecting to dig so deep down in my soul but it was a beautiful read. Not beautiful in the deliberate sense of the word but beautiful in a way that it makes you really feel something while reading it. I have to b [...]

    7. Afric is a really great read, it is truly a book ripped from the headlines. I honestly had no idea what it was really about until reading it. Talk about jaw-dropping! The story of Sarah is set against the background of real-life events that took place in Africa including the taking of young girls and truly horrifying happenings such as rape and murder. This book will definitely open your eyes to what happened during that time and while it is extremely sad, this is one of my favorite genres to re [...]

    8. That feeling when you start reading a book and you know after one line this is the book for you, this is that book. An excellent read, I love the fact that it is centered around a country and continent which has a lot of mystique and tradition, which we are still trying to understand.Based around East Africa and Uganda this story is about witchcraft, war, tribal feuds and control. If you understand African traditions, beliefs and general way of life then this is the book for you. If you don't, t [...]

    9. The opening tale immediately captures the reader and sets the stage for what seems will be an endless revelation of circumstances and limited choices. The backdrop is set in Uganda, East Africa where culture and beauty runs as deep as the corruption and poverty. The main character Swot, a bi-racial intelligent girl proclaimed to harbor great intelligence, drives the story. As Swot is exposed to the harshness of her grandfather’s land she begins her quest in search of the American Peace Corp wo [...]

    10. Afric is an engaging book, with strong, well developed characters set against a historical fiction backdrop of kidnapping, rape, and murder. Sarah, aka Swot, is visiting Africa with her grandmother, Brenda, who went as a young woman years before and is bringing Swot back now to meet her grandfather, a powerful and well respected African man. Swot is a genius and has just finished college at age 18. When a white man is murdered, Brenda convinces Swot to put her smarts to solving the murder. Again [...]

    11. I love reading books that take place in foreign countries! I have had a fascination with Africa for a while and I am so glad that I read this book. I loved the variety of characters and the depth in which they are introduced. The plot has just the right amount of twist and turns to keep the reader engaged without it becoming too complex. Please note that some of the topics can be quit upsetting, including rape and kidnapping. Unfortunately, these type of things still happen in Africa today. The [...]

    12. There are many books these days that truly touch the heart of their readers. There are several novels that keep every reader to want more. Afric by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts is not an exception. This well-written piece deserves a high regard. Everything about it is just amazing. I love how the author was able to show its readers the tradition, society, events and stories concerning the African people. The book will catch every reader’s attention. As I go through the pages, I start to learn more [...]

    13. This book made me think about how different countries can be so different, and yet also similar. I liked the mystery of Brenda and her husband. Especially when their granddaughter goes back to where they met. It was very interesting to read about the different ways of life and their beliefs. I also liked how the author described Africa through the years. She has been to Africa, and she used her knowledge in this book. I am giving this book a 4/5.I received this book to review through Beck Valley [...]

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