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Product details

  • Paperback: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Minerva Press (Aug. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754101894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754101895
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,163,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When I ordered this book..I was under the impression that the whole book was about the authors experience in the Hunyani Viscout when it was shot down..,sadly..,there is only 5 chapters out of 18 about the Hunyani..,it was a disappointing read..
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It's a fscinating story, well written describing Mr. Hansen's personal account of his upbringing in Kenya and later his life in Zimbabwe during the pre and post colonial era. It's a story of his relationship with the people and his many fascinating experiences some of which are quite tragic. Mr. Hansen, obviously has compassion for this continent and it's people - he reflects concern about the future. To those who enjoy Africa, it's a book well worth reading.
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After substantiel travel in Africa I read "The Deafening Silence" by Hans Hansen and enjoyed it very much. The Deafening Silence is a tale which spans an eventful periode in the history of Africa from the author's own viewpoint, offering insight into significant events. Situation and charater are skilfully and subly portrayed, and I was immediately able to gain the 'feel' for the events and experiences of which he writes. There is nothing 'obvious' about the manner in which the tale undfolds - far from it - Hansen's prose manages to convey a sence of the unpredictable and enigmatic nature of reality. The essential realism carries over into the body of the text itself, the writing is packed with the product of these experiences. Essential 'scene setting' details and other information are not relayed in huge indigestible chunks, but are instead woven carefuly into the fabric of the whole. The written style is good, well suited to the tale the author has to tell. Without seeming at all self-conscious, Hansen has found a voice in which he writes with fluency and confidence. His story is written in an engaging and convincing manner, with an appealing quality of direct communication, as if he is telling the tale to an old friend. His conclusion is that only by stepping out of conventional thinking can we understand and appreciate the world we live in and experience small glimpses of the enigmatic reality and therefore devolop creative thinking - I would say reading "The Deafening Silence" the author has managed exactly that.
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A life of adventure well told culminating in one of the most shaming incidences in the history of humanities inhumanity to man, personally experienced and a damning witness to the indifference of the world. A must read for all who like the truth about history and for those who love adventure.
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I was in Rhodesia when this plane was shot down is very important that it is never forgotten a book that needs to be read
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