White Bird Under the Sun
In this charming story of an idyllic African boyhood, the author takes you on a journey through Africa that will warm your heart, as you share the joy and travails of childhood. Although based on the authors own upbringing, the book is not pitched as an autobiography but rather a passage, where the author shares with you the wonder of Africa as seen through the eyes of a young boy. The story starts right in the womb, recounts the early years in Johannesburg, then the family travel to cowboy country Northern Rhodesia.
There is gritty realism in the story, as the white bird matches himself against his formidable sisters, yet through his journey he is supported always by loyal Twiny. This is not a tale of high adventure, but rather the lifetime memories that are engendered, when your first Tiger Fish kicks at your line or your first buck lies dead at your feet. This book describes the deep wonder you feel when you first set eyes on the magnificent Victoria Falls, or watch a fish eagle swoop down on the mighty Zambezi river, fly with the white bird and share the African memories that can never be felt again.
Published: 31 October 2014
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