"Publishing in English for the first time, an eminently readable account of the human story of modern Africa, by the author of The City of Joy. The 100th anniversary of the country's union is celebrated in 2010 and it is hosting the World Cup of course."
--The Bookseller, December 2009
About the Author
Dominique Lapierre is the author of numerous bestsellers, incluing Five Past Midnight in Bhopal and The City of Joy, which was made into a successful film starring Patrick Swayze. His other books include O Jerusalem, Freedom at Midnight and Is Paris Burning. He lives in Paris.