Songs to an African Sunset (Lonely Planet Journeys) Paperback – 1 Apr 1997
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I bought it recently for my husband, a Zambian, so that he could read a book from someone who shares similar frustrations.
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Finally, I particularly enjoyed the stories about the author's mother. She appears to be a particularly savvy and strong woman. Specifically, I found the story of her first beer quite remarkable.
Overall, I've assumed this book to be, like "I, Rigoberta Menchu," auto-biographical in nature and non-fiction that's *based on* the truth of a people. Unfortunately, I don't know if that's a good assumption.
This is one woman's story who returns to her birth country after living in western society. Her insights into the differences (and similarities) between Africa and the West are enlightening.
A fantastic read which combines reality and history!
My only critisism about the book is that sometimes the author goes so deeply into a subject, that she gets slightly off track. I personally was drawn into the book by the authors use of catchy sentences and complex ideas that made me want to keep reading.
In conclusion, I'd recomend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story with a cultural and ethnic flare to it.
I enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to everyone. I think that those who have visited that region will especially appreciate this book. The stories will immediately immerse you a into Zimbabwean way of life.