The Garden of Burning Sand

( FREE The Garden of Burning Sand ) author Corban Addison – à Lusaka Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young idealistic Americ

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Nce family and human rights issues While exploring a wide range f pressing world topics including the treatment Aeralis of women in Africa Mr Addison s poignant novel takes us from the red light areasf Lusaka Zambia to the luxurious rooms Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of Washington DC high ups and to the splendorf Victoria Falls The Garden f Burning Sand follows the progress in the RAPE OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH DOWN S SYNDROME of a young girl with Down s syndrome the involvement f human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming who is determined to bring the case to justice The action is firmly centered Radio Crackling, Radio Gone on Zoe and is told through her eyes The plot is well paced and provides some tension as she teams up with Joseph Zabuta At every turn the two are thwartedf their investigation and they soon realize the criminals they seek are corrupt and powerful than they thought This book is also a riveting mysteryThis story is timely topical and well researched and embraces the full sweep The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of human experience It deals bluntly with rape AIDS superstition and poverty Zoe is an appealing character Her interracial romance with Joseph is well handled as is the treatmentf his positive HIV status The story is well done in setting dialogues and action Oh dear This is my second Addison high expectation created by the reviews dashed Limey Gumshoe on delivery Whilst trying to create action and maybe adventure asur rich and privileged heroine zooms around the world from the US to South Africa to Zambia and round again this book lacks depth The countries are from a travel log the characters are cardboard and the issues are excessive I m starting to feel that Addison needs to focus Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate onne thing Maybe rape OR disability OR Aids OR the legal system OR politicians OR social ills OR family dynamics as pposed to a mish mash f everything I m left none the wiser about anything I wasn t moved r compelled to do anything about anything wiser about anything I wasn t moved r compelled to do anything about anything simply don t care I don t even want to watch a documentary about Zambia let alone visit the country I m annoyed with myself for bothering to finish a second Addison novel when I could have moved Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade on to something compelling I must check myself I suspect that Addison s are about to poput every few months I must resist the interesting topics in Africa and rather listen to talk shows than hope for anything interesting in the way Harcourt School Publishers Collections of insights from Addison I feel bad giving this booknly two stars because I think that Corban Addison can write really well and there were some very good sections The problems came with the main character Zoe She was annoying beyond belief professed to love Africa so much yet was constantly sneering and rolling her eyes at things that weren t Western and From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of course she had to be beautiful rich and a senator s daughter I didn t understand why her African boyfriend would bother with herr vice versa They didn t even seem to like each On Toby's Terms other that muchThe author excelled at writing about Africa and the problems facing its people If he had written a novel with Africans as the main characters this could have been an excellent book He needs to trust that people will still read a book that is not about Americans The same flaw afflicted his first novel as well For some reason his writing is much effective when he is not writing about hiswn country Maybe he is trying so hard to make a point that the characters come ff as whiny and bnoxiousSome Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of the best writing came from the girl s mother s diary recounting the events that led her to prostitution I would like to have readf that and less f the whiny Zoe s unresolved angst Zoe didn t like her father Zoe hated her stepmot I read A Walk Across The Sun by Corban Addison and found it to be an incredibly well written book with I loved even though the theme was challenging The Garden f Burning Sand is an eually challenging book this time set in Africa with similar themes The poverty neglect and sexual exploitation Indiscretion of young women and children in Africa. Treet crimer a premeditated actA betrayal in her past gives the girl’s plight a special resonance for Zoe and she is determined to find the perpetrator She slowly forms a working relationship and then a surprising friendship with Joseph Kabuta a Zambian police fficer Their search takes them from Lusaka’s roughest neighbourhoo. When I began this book by reading the prologue I hesitated because the writing seemed so stilted and the main character Not Very Appealing To Me very appealing to me it was the nly and the main character not very appealing to me Since it was the nly I had brought with me n vacation I decided to give it a go and am I ever happy I did I am sure Soul Dust others have written about the plotstorycharacters so I won t talk about the actual structuref the book The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales or anyf the three elements What I truly enjoyed was the flow 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 of the writing and the abilityf Addison to feature characters who didn t fit the mold Blackbird of likeable people and yet were very appealing as the story progressed He also left a very lasting impressionn me that was not marred by sordid details but rather by inference for the most part Unfortunately I don t have the book any longer as I left it with a woman who needed a book for the remainder Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland of her vacation so I am unable to produce examplesf his ability to describe what can Surly Bonds only be called horrendous acts in a way that the reader doesn t feel assaulted I will keep my eyeut for future work Sex, Lies, and Videotape of Corban Addison Insufferably judgmental American Zoe Fleming claims to love Africa but spends the entire novel shaking her head rolling her eyesr feeling nauseous about things African She apparently has the ability to know in advance who is corruptible pretty much everyone Chimamanda Adichie She apparently has the ability to know in advance who is corruptible pretty much everyone Chimamanda Adichie discussed the danger The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 of a single story here we get Africa the Aidspovertycorruption blightednly redeemable by Western largesse in Zoe s expert Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays opinion and she is an expert I mean she s read Achebe ffs We get ignoring the weightf foreign authority playing n the African suspicion f intellectual disabilites and so much in the same vein I can t rate this it s actually a reasonable story if I wasn t African I might give it a three but I found it Whore Stories: A Revealing History of the World's Oldest Profession offensive This book was an eyepener for me Reading this book I got a peek at how people like us with just the same needs feelings and rights live in fear The Paper Wife of living with nothing Unprotected physically mentally and lawfully It is so not fair but what do I know a white teenager in a country that most people don t starver aren t afraid f leaving their house at night Someone that has all the basics and doesn t give a second thought at how lucky I am The novel deals with rape AIDS superstition and poverty It shows how a simple DNA test could save children s hope by putting away criminals that violate their person How a lot f death could be prevented by knowledge and self preservation Many people in Africa are suspicious We, the People: Of Earth Elders of white doctors and medicine I don t blame them mind mestill believe in healers with herbs and potions andnly think Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition of going to the hospital as a last resort and mostf the time too late The story was very interesting fast paced and mysterious It was a good blend مترو of love family respectcourage willpower and what s rightr wrong All f the characters were very well developed and two f my three favorites didn t ever show up in the book CharityBella Zoe s mom and Kuyeya If this story had centered The Windy Season on Africa it would have been a good crime investigation law court storyf justice as well as a story Oldies but Goodies of a nation at the brinkf change Within are the people customs society and traditions A Month of Sundays of Zambia in the modern world However it is told through the eyesf a privileged North AmericanZoe Fleming is a whiny rich woe is me American and her story interferes with the story f Zuyeya and Africa She gets in the way As the story progresses it becomes about Zoe and her issues with her past and less about justice in Africa I couldn t help being tied in knots reading this novel although a work f fiction it was inspired by real issues and Beneath the Jolly Roger offered an authentic glimpse into the horrifying worldf child sexual assault in the sub Saharan Africa This is actually Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise of storyf good people struggling to do right in this worldThis novel is a page turner and weaves together roma. Lusaka Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic f child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoe’s rganization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted The girl’s identity is a mystery Where did she come from Was the attack a random ,

Are very serious topics and Pig ones which can t be taken lightly added to this is the situationf Aids and all that surrounds it I found the story and main characters convincing though a touch too stereotypical which was a pity I also thought that perhaps Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus on thisccasion less would have stereotypical which was a pity I also thought that perhaps n this ccasion less would have The author tried to tackle so many very serious issues that perhaps eventually this let the story down somewhat After reading all the glowing reviews given to this book I have to admit that I found it a disappointing read I am not disputing in any way that AIDS Is Not A is not a problem in Africa but so is malaria and Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, other endemic diseases such as Ebola which has caused so many deaths in the past monthsI grew up in Zambia and have many fond memoriesf a beautiful country populated with some very wonderful people I also spent many years living in South Africa and herein is the problem with a book They Also Serve of this type Unless you have actually lived in Africa and discovered for yourself the continent and its people writing a book after a visit gives readers a rather false impressionf the realities Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling of every day life thereA small point perhaps is that I fo Set in Zambia Corban Addison s book The Gardenf Burning Sand beautifully captures the ugly legacy No Time for Sergeants of the AIDS epidemicn a society with a complex political cultural and economic fabric Told through Zoe Fleming a human rights lawyer working in Zambia the story f a brutal assault f an adolescent girl navigates the many layers f Zambia s social hierarchiesGranted the story includes the standard stereotypes f novels set in Africa which perpetuate the danger f a single story for Africa that author Chimamanda Acdichie has rightly pointed ut are Large Catechism of Martin Luther often incomplete The braai chomping expatriate socialist behind brick walled houses the hard working medical doctor with no medical facilities about him the youthful pre election political thugs roaming the streets threatening the western damsel in distress andf course the must have corrupt politician manipulating the wheels Junior Jolt of justice all make an appearance To the author s credit however he goes further than most in developing complete characters for his African story The stereotypes are not thenly story The police politicians players and prostitutes are weaved in and Ceux de la posie vcue outf the story in a style that leaves you in no doubt that the author has done his homework He has gone native with this story and captures the essence f the dichotomies f society in Zambia the daily struggle f the have nots the power and privilege f the haves the wanton recklessness Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty of those in denialf the HIV virus and the faith tireless: of those working towards an HIV free generation The books true genius however is the author s ability to humanize the AIDS epidemic To put faces to the horrible myths that sex with virginsffers a cure for aids to walk you through the daily decisions Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 of a prostitute providing for her family and extended family to challenge the reader to face up to the realityf different standards f justice for the Privileged And The Wretched In Society For and the wretched in society For average Zambian it will be hard to read this story without recognizing ne if not characters in this story as people that you know People that you have either loved loathed r lost This is a real story f usThe realism Kaleidoscope of the book is further grounded in its reference to the 2011 elections in Zambia and the 2012 elections in the United States Both elections give the book a specific periodf reference that draws the reader to the national and global relevance The Four Racketeers of this story Policies and politics matter They matter for a little girl that was rapedn a dark evening in Lusaka As you join Zoe in unlocking the mystery f where she came from and whether the attack was a random street crime r a premeditated act performed by someone who knew her you will ask yourself if we are doing all we can to help the helpless. Ds to the wild waters Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of Victoria Falls from the AIDS stricken streetsf Johannesburg to the matchless splendour f Cape TownAs the investigation builds to a climax threatening to send shockwaves through Zambian society Zoe is forced to radically reshape her assumptions about love loyalty family and especially the meaning f justic.

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