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1.0 out of 5 stars
I dreamed of Misery, 26 Dec 2010
If you expect a book on Africa, its people or its customs, you will be disappointed as this book is entirely on the lives of rich white people in Africa who seem to only be in contact with the natives when they enter their services as servants. It comes across as rather snobbish,as the authors describes all her friends as special, educated and artistic, which makes you wonder whether she considers everyone else as second-class citizens. African tribes and their customs are not described at all, they are only described in their roles as servants to the white. If you expect an exciting well-written novel, you will also be disappointed. At least I found it very badly written, boring and more a "look at my own navel" account rather than a good character description of the people surrounding the author. The description of her sons death is very touching and probably the best and most insightful part of the book.