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would normally read in fact based on the blurb on the normally read in fact based on the blurb on the I would not have picked it out from other books on a shelf as I said above it is a good old fashion tale of love and adventure There is nothing wrong with it being that except this is on The Independent Foreign Fiction prize longlist meaning it needs to have something else to compete on a level playing field with the other contenders it must have depth gravitas etc Bundu does although on one level it is a tale of love and adventure and yet it is also a study of "the characters a motley gathering of the washed p and lonely "characters a motley gathering of the washed p and lonely of whom are seeking some resolution some answershttpparrishlanternblogspotcoukPS the star rating should be 35 but it can t do half stars I expected much the story line was good but the writer failed to draw me into the story I m not sure if it was his writing or a problem of translation but i was not captivated once and really wanted to feel like i was with the characters
in the book experiencing and see I picked p this book from the library as it looked interesting but ltimately found the book experiencing and see I picked p this book from the library as it looked interesting but A Cidade e as Serras ultimately found to be frustrating It centres around a small South African medical centre as the staff try to deal with an influx of refugees fleeing famine in Mozambiue But conditions are not great in South Africa either and the centre soon starts struggling to deal with having to feed and treat all of. Is no help from outside Within the small community of outcasts a plan takes shape that is as outrageous as it is inspired The illegal adventure that follows is a humanitarian act of heroic proportions yetnsung in the greater world And in its wake Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life unansweredestions remain what is it that lies just beyo. .
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I love films which are those slow moving "riversthis is the book euivalent an nexpected page turner Read my full review on my blog Bundu a "is the book euivalent an nexpected page turner Read my full review on my blog Bundu is a written novel by award winning Afrikaans author Chris Barnard At times frustrating appalling heart breaking and wonderful Bundu exposes a side of Africa that few ever see In the midst of it all goodness rises from this motley crew of heroes and a romance builds as life boils down to its simplest forms Reviewed for TripFiction the full text can be found here Somewhere along a border between Mozambiue and South Africa along a border that moves its position according to what is considered politically expedient at a moment in time a severe drought is devastating everything A small clinic long since forgotten by the high and mighty finds it has become the refuge for hundreds of desperate people daily pour in ntil they become overwhelmed by this deluge with no sign of outside help This leaves a disparate group of individuals trying to find the necessary supplies to feed all which soon runs out leaving them with no alternative but to find a new way to solve this dilemma a drastic crazy and illegal plan is soon hatchedBundu is an old fashioned adventure tale and a love story set in a harsh landscape decimated by drought it is also about how people survive in this environment not merely on a physical level but what mechanisms habits beliefs they rely on In a place near Mozambiue where no one knows the boundary drought is changing everything Tens then hundreds of people seek refuge in a forgotten outpost where a clinic is run by lonely souls of ncertain training nuns staunchly determined to serve But the inundation soon becomes too much for them and there. The refugees This aspect of the plot alone could have been explored in detail but the book seems to focus on our lead character Brandt and his relationships with his co workers The romance between him and the leading female character felt awkward as if the author felt obliged to include a romance There was also a potentially interesting thread about the tensions between Brandt and his black co workers learning to respect and trust each other after being brought p in a society that "Didn T See Them "t see them eual but again this aspect is not explored as much as it could have been It is a short book and all of these threads are suished and condensed rather than being given room to breathe Characters verge on stereotypes the drunken adventurer the difficult nconventional woman etc Having said that I did like that it showed off the multilingual aspect of South African society including snippets of dialogue in Zulu with translations Eually it would have been nice to have a glossary of some of those Afrikaans terms which were
left ntranslated and which this English reader is still not 100% sure what they meant There were also auntranslated and which this English reader is still not 100% sure what they meant There were also a of times where the word order seemed strange which I m going to put down to choices by the translator Overall it s a ick read only just over 200 pages and I think that brevity hurts the book It s okay but a longer book would have helped Party Politics in America usnderstand about the characters and situation. Nd our reach; why can we not take the final step towards each other Bundu is about the people and the animals of Africa at the height of their beauty and the depth of their despair It is a love story and a meditation on the mystery of our powers and the limitations that we share with our brothers the anima.