Casting with a Fragile Thread: A Story of Sisters and Africa by Wendy Kann ISBN: 9780312425722
In this poignant, lyric memoir, a sister's tragic death prompts a woman's unbidden journey into her turbulent African past in colonial Rhodesia--now Zimbabwe--as she explores the heartbreak of loss and belonging, and finally discovers the true meaning of home.
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I am so excited to read this book! I have recently obtained a pen pal from Zimbabwe! I can't wait to read about her country, culture and history. I am so thankful for this book club--I don't think I would ever have found this book on my own!!
I was surprised to learn that a white person still lives in Zimbabwe after the horrible killing and purging by Mugabe. I toured Harare about 15 years ago and was amazed at what a beautiful urban setting there was, and also by the contrast; sophisticated shops and centers, and yet natives sitting on the curbs selling their handmade wares, afraid to have their pictures taken for fear their souls were being stolen by the camera.
I have been so saddened in the last couple of years to read about the destruction to both people, black and white,and the land by that maniac,Mugabe. Yes, I will read this book as I feel a personal interest in Zimbabwe.
I have liked several other books that I have read about living in Africa. So far, I like this one too. I think I have seen this in a bookstore. I'm sure I'll read this one too......can't wait for the next chapter.
From the first word,Wendy captures this reader's spellbinding attention...I am one of three sisters and I have three daughters so the story perked my interest from the start. I think she is a wonderful writer whose descriptions of people and places are awesome. I will be buying the book so I can see it through to the end.