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Matti In the Wallet dMake a point that the characters come off as whiny and obnoxiousSome of the best writing came from the girl s mother siary recounting the events that led her to prostitution I would like to have read of that and less of the whiny Zoe s unresolved angst Zoe Raised in Captivity didn t like her father Zoe hated her stepmother Zoe had issues from when she was 17really We all have issues from when we were 17 and most of us aren t cushioned by trust funds and houses on the Vineyard Time to grow up ZoeLet the story tell the story and make the point and eliminate theo gooder American with the unresolved conflict in the next novel please They add nothing and really Think (Ars Lamina) Level 2 Workbook distract from the main storyline I read A Walk Across The Sun by Corban Addison and found it to be an incredibly well written book with I loved even though the theme was challenging The Garden of Burning Sand is an eually challenging book this time set in Africa with similar themes The poverty neglect and sexual exploitation of young women and children in Africa are very serious topics and ones which can t be taken lightly added to this is the situation of Aids and all that surrounds it I After reading all the glowing reviews given to this book I have to admit that I found it aisappointing read I am not Two Brothers, One Tail disputing in any way that AIDS is not a major problem in Africa but so is malaria and other endemiciseases such as Ebola which has caused so many Woman Much Missed deaths in the past monthsI grew up in Zambia and have many fond memories of a beautiful country populated with some very wonderful people I also spent many years living in South Africa and herein is the problem with a book of this type Unless you have actually lived in Africa andiscovered for yourself the continent and its people writing a book after a visit gives readers a rather false impression of the realities of every Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong day life thereA small point perhaps is that I found the writer sescription of taking this exit number from this motorway to get from A to B rather like a travel journal and somewhat irrelevant Not what I expect to read in a well written book As one of the main characters Zoe is the typical archetype rich woman who thinks that she has an answer to all of the problems in Africa without understanding the cultural identity of its people I Citizen Cain do have to wonder why such peopleo not look into the problems in their own countries of which "there are many before even trying to change " are many before even trying to change rest of the worldAfrica Trail of Secrets does have problems with corruption greed etc but when reading theaily press it is not ifficult to realise that this is the case in many countries including realise that this is the case in many countries including in the so called first worldFinally I have Set in Zambia Corban Addison s book The Garden of Burning Sand beautifully captures the ugly legacy of the AIDS epidemic on a society with a complex political cultural and economic fabric Told through Zoe Fleming a human rights lawyer working in Zambia the story of a brutal assault of an adolescent girl navigates the many layers of Zambia s social hierarchiesGranted the story includes the standard stereotypes of novels set in Africa which perpetuate the anger of a single story for Africa that author Chimamanda Acdichie has rightly pointed out are often incomplete The
chomping expatriate socialist brick walled houses the hard working medical One Special Moment doctor with no medical facilities about him the youthful pre election political thugs roaming the streets threatening the westernamsel in istress and of course the must have corrupt politician manipulating the wheels of justice all make an appearance To. Ds to the wild waters of Victoria Falls from the AIDS stricken streets of Johannesburg to the matchless splendour of Cape TownAs the investigation builds to a climax threatening to send shockwaves through Zambian society Zoe is forced to radically reshape her assumptions about love loyalty family and especially the meaning of justic. When I began this book by reading the prologue I hesitated because the writing seemed so stilted and the main character not very appealing to me Since it was the only book I had brought with me on vacation I ecided to give it a go and am I ever happy I Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, did I am sure others have written about the plotstorycharacters so I won t talk about the actual structure of the book or any of the three elements What I truly enjoyed was the flow of the writing and the ability of Addison to feature characters whoidn t fit the mold of likeable people and yet were very appealing as the story progressed He also left a very lasting impression on me that was not marred by sordid The Mommy Makeover details but rather by inference for the most part Unfortunately Ion t have the book any longer as I left it with a woman who needed a book for the remainder of her vacation so I am unable to produce examples of his ability to The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives describe what can only be called horrendous acts in a way that the readeroesn t feel assaulted I will keep my eye out for future work of Corban Addison Insufferably judgmental American Zoe Fleming claims to love Africa but spends the entire novel shaking her head rolling her eyes or feeling nauseous about things African She apparently has the ability to know in advance who is corruptible pretty much everyone Chimamanda Adichie has A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, discussed theanger of a single story here we get Africa the Aidspovertycorruption blighted only redeemable by Western largesse in Zoe s expert opinion and she is an expert I mean she s read Achebe ffs We get ignoring the weight of foreign authority playing on the African suspicion of intellectual First Blood disabilites and so much in the same vein I can t rate this it s actually a reasonable story if I wasn t African I might give it a three but I found it offensive This book was an eye opener for me Reading this book I got a peek at how people like us with just the same needs feelings and rights live in fear of living with nothing Unprotected physically mentally and lawfully It is so not fair but whato I know a white teenager in a country that most people The Palliser Novels don t starve or aren t afraid of leaving their house at night Someone that has all the basics andoesn tBraai Chomping Expatriate Socialist
a second thought how lucky I am The novel Men And Gods In Mongolia deals with rape AIDS superstition and poverty It shows how a simple DNA test could save children s hope by putting away criminals that violate their person How a lot ofeath could be prevented by knowledge and self preservation Many people in Africa are suspicious of white Hunter Killer (Pike Logan doctors and medicine Ion t blame them mind mestill believe in healers with herbs and potions and only think of going to the hospital as a last resort and most of the time too late The story was very interesting fast paced and mysterious It was a good BLEND OF LOVE FAMILY RESPECTCOURAGE WILLPOWER of love family respectcourage willpower what s right or wrong All of the characters were very well Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, developed and two of my three favoritesidn t ever show up in the book CharityBella Zoe s mom and Kuyeya If this story had centered on Africa it would have been a good crime investigation law court story of justice as well as a story of a nation at the brink of change Within are the people customs society and traditions of Zambia in the modern world However it is told through the eyes of a privileged North AmericanZoe Fleming is a whiny rich woe is me American and her story interferes with the story of Zuyeya and Africa She gets in the way As the story progresses it becomes about Zoe and her issues with her past and less about justice in Africa I couldn t help being tied in kno. Lusaka Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO The Friend Zone devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoe’s organization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted The girl’s identity is a mystery Whereid she come from Was the attack a random Ts reading this novel although a work of fiction it was inspired by real issues and offered an authentic glimpse into the horrifying world of child sexual assault in the sub Saharan Africa This is actually of story of good people struggling to o right in this worldThis novel is a page turner and weaves together romance family and human rights issues While exploring a wide range of pressing world topics including the treatment ofGive A Second Thought
women in Africa Mr Addison s poignant novel takes us fromin Africa Mr Addison s poignant novel takes us from red light areas of Lusaka Zambia to the luxurious rooms of Washington DC high ups and to the splendor of Victoria Falls The Garden of Burning Sand follows the progress in the rape of a young girl with Down s syndrome and the involvement of human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming who is etermined to bring the case to justice The action is firmly centered on Zoe and is told through her eyes The plot is well paced and provides some tension as she teams up with Joseph Zabuta At every turn the two are thwarted of their investigation and they soon realize the criminals they seek are corrupt and powerful than they thought This book is also a riveting mysteryThis story is timely topical and well researched and embraces the full sweep of human experience It Alpha (Shifters, deals bluntly with rape AIDS superstition and poverty Zoe is an appealing character Her interracial romance with Joseph is well handled as is the treatment of his positive HIV status The story is wellone in setting Whalerider dialogues and action Ohear This is my second Addison high expectation created by the reviews Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex dashed onelivery Whilst trying to create action and maybe adventure as our rich and privileged heroine zooms around the world from the US to South Africa to Zambia and round again this book lacks Graphic Design For Everyone depth The countries are from a travel log the characters are cardboard and the issues are excessive I m starting to feel that Addison needs to focus on one thing Maybe rape ORisability OR Aids OR the legal system OR politicians OR social ills OR family ynamics as opposed to a mish mash of everything I m left none the wiser about anything I wasn t moved or compelled to o anything about I wasn t moved or compelled to Sweetland do anything about I simplyon t care I Art of Laurel and Hardy don t even want to watch aocumentary about Zambia let alone visit the country I m annoyed with myself for bothering to finish a second Addison novel when I could have moved on to something compelling I must check myself I suspect that Addison s are about to pop out every few months I must resist the interesting topics in Africa and rather listen to talk shows than hope for anything interesting in the way of insights from Addison I feel bad giving this book only two stars because I think that Corban Addison can write really well and there were some very good sections The problems came with the main character Zoe She was annoying beyond belief professed to love Africa So Much Yet Was Constantly much yet was constantly and rolling her eyes at things that weren t Western and of course she had to be beautiful rich and a senator s Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, daughter Iidn t understand why her African boyfriend would bother with her or vice versa They The Intelligent Entrepreneur didn t even seem to like each other that muchThe author excelled at writing about Africa and the problems facing its people If he had written a novel with Africans as the main characters this could have been an excellent book He needs to trust that people will still read a book that is not about Americans The same flaw afflicted his first novel as well For some reason his writing is much effective when he is not writing about his own country Maybe he is trying so hard to. Treet crime or a premeditated actA betrayal in her past gives the girl’s plight a special resonance for Zoe and she isetermined to find the perpetrator She slowly forms a working relationship and then a surprising friendship with Joseph Kabuta a Zambian police officer Their search takes them from Lusaka’s roughest neighbourhoo. .