Samuel Maimbo

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The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...a real story of us, 25 Oct 2013
Set in Zambia, Corban Addison's book `The Garden of Burning Sand' beautifully captures the ugly legacy of the AIDS epidemic on a society with a complex political, cultural, and economic fabric. Told through Zoe Fleming, a human rights lawyer working in Zambia, the story of a brutal assault of an adolescent girl navigates the many layers of Zambia's social hierarchies.

Granted, the story includes the standard stereotypes of novels set in Africa which perpetuate the danger of a single story for Africa that author Chimamanda Acdichie has rightly pointed out, are often incomplete. The braai chomping expatriate socialist behind brick-walled houses; the hard working medical doctor with… Read more