- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1201 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492248908
- Publisher: Nuascéalta (25 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FG5P6LC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
telling the story that brings us right into the events, vividly sharing his life.
His achievements are downplayed, but very remarkable all the same. I couldn't imagine myself lasting one hour in the discomforts
he put up with in Africa!
There is an unexpected interplay between the author's childhood in Aran and his later years in Africa. The difficulty of growing crops in Aran is mirrored by the difficulty of growing food in the remote parts of Africa. Yet Padraig O'Toole , or 'Fada' as he was known by then, was able to draw on his past to teach the African children to grow food that they could feed themselves with - remarkable!
The author's love of life and sense of humour make him a delightful companion to take us through the story of his life, and when he goes back to at last to his Aran roots there is a sense of completeness, and we share with him the contemplation that he receives from his return to the Aran Islands; there is a sense of homecoming and a lovely sense of peace.
It is written with sensitivity and humour and anyone who has lived in East Africa will find themselves both laughing and weeping at the accuracy of its portrayal.
past that is forgotten..
especially in the Aran islands.
Well worth the reading,
did not put it down until i finished it