Friday, April 25, 2008

Current Book

Bones has new glasses and I am now reading for leisure again. Wonderful!

Currently I am reading this:

and love it!

Here is the blurb about it from the publishers website:
Set in Kenya in the late 1990s, Mzungu follows the experiences of Griff, a young, naïve farmers’ son from west Wales, as he settles in to a teaching job in a failing school in Nairobi.

Making friends with members o the ex-pat and local community, he witnesses the joys and heartbreak, the laugher, love and discovery, the adventure, disappointment and suffering with people of all backgrounds, as he experiences life as he had never imagined it before.

Griff watches how the El Nino floods, slum clearances, street justice and corruption affect the Kenyan people. The poverty is overwhelming, and the contrast between rich and poor is startling, yet the dignity and determination of the average Kenyan move Griff beyond measure.

Jim Bowen was born in Swansea in 1967. He has been interested in writing since his childhood, and his skills have leant themselves to song writing, poetry and short stories – although he has remained unpublished until now. Jim lives and works on his family’s organic farm in Abercych, north Pembrokeshire, with his wife and parents. Together they run a holiday centre there for people with special needs. Just Another Mzungu Passing Through developed out of Jim’s own experiences of spending two years working in Kenya for the VSO as the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association’s development officer from 1996-98.

ISBN 9781905762330


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