[BOOK] The Garden of Burning Sand ´ Corban Addison – 8p2.us
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 of Burning Sand is an eually challenging book this time set in Africa with similar themes The overty neglect and sexual exploitation of young women and children in Africa are very serious topics and ones which can t be taken lightly added to this is the situation of Aids and all that surrounds it I found the story and main characters convincing though a touch too stereotypical which was a ity I also
"Thought That Perhaps On This "that erhaps on this less would have been The author tried to tackle so many very serious issues that erhaps eventually this let the story down somewhat I couldn t help being tied in knots reading this novel although a work of fiction it was inspired by real issues and offered an authentic glimpse into the horrifying world of child sexual assault in the sub Saharan Africa This is actually of story of good eople struggling to do right in this worldThis novel is a Gender and Multiculturalism page turner and weaves together romance family and human rights issues While exploring a wide range ofressing world topics including the treatment of women in Africa Mr Addison s oignant novel takes us from the red light areas of Lusaka Zambia to the luxurious rooms of Washington DC high ups and to the splendor of Victoria Falls The Garden of Burning Sand follows the rogress in the rape of a young girl with Down s syndrome and the involvement of human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming who is determined to bring the case to justice The action is firmly centered on Zoe and is told through her eyes The Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum plot is wellaced and Judgment Day (Time of Judgment Trilogy, provides some tension as she teams up with Joseph Zabuta At every turn the two are thwarted of their investigation and they soon realize the criminals they seek are corrupt andowerful than they thought This book is also a riveting mysteryThis story is timely topical and well researched and embraces the full sweep of human experience It deals bluntly with rape AIDS superstition and A Full Scholarship (Sex Powers University 1) poverty Zoe is an appealing character Her interracial romance with Joseph is well handled as is the treatment of hisositive HIV status The story is well done in setting dialogues
And Action Insufferably Judgmental Americanaction Insufferably judgmental American Fleming claims to love Africa but spends the entire novel shaking her head rolling 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 major Summer Break (Gods at Eighteen 3) problem in Africa but so is malaria and other endemic diseases such as Ebola which has caused so many deaths in theast monthsI grew up in Zambia and have many fond memories of a beautiful country Gone Cold populated with some very wonderfuleople I also spent many years living in South Africa and herein is the The Black Shriving (Chronicles of the Black Gate problem with a book of this type Unless you have actually lived in Africa and discovered for yourself the continent and itseople writing a book after a visit gives readers a rather false impression of the realities of every day life thereA small oint erhaps is that I found the writer s description of taking this exit number from this motorway to get from A to B rather like a trav Oh dear This is my second Addison high expectation created by the reviews dashed on delivery Whilst trying to create action and maybe adventure as our rich and rivileged heroine zooms around "the world from the US to South Africa to Zambia and "world from the US to South Africa to Zambia and 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 on one thing Maybe rape OR disability OR Aids OR the legal system OR oliticians OR social ills OR family dynamics as oppose. Lusaka Zambia Zoe Fleming is a young idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa Zoe’s organization 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 .
D to a mish mash of everything I m left none the wiser about anything I wasn t moved or compelled to do anything about anything I 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 on to something compelling I must check myself I This book was an eye opener for me Reading this book I got a eek at how Betty Fedora Issue One people like us with just the same needs feelings and rights live in fear of living with nothing Unprotectedhysically mentally and lawfully It is so not fair but what do I know a white teenager in a country that most Aubrey Beardsley, The Man And His Work people don t starve or aren t afraid of 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 andoverty It shows how a simple DNA test could save children s hope by Jazz Ukulele putting away criminals that violate theirerson How a lot of death could be Off 13 prevented by knowledge and selfreservation Many Amata Means Beloved people in Africa are suspicious of white doctors and medicine I don t blame them mind mestill believe in healers with herbs andotions and only think of going to the hospital as a last resort and most of the time too late The story was very interesting fast aced and mysterious It was a good blend of love family respectcourage willpower and what s right or wrong All of the characters were very well developed and two of my three favorites didn t ever show up in the book CharityBella Zoe s mom and Kuyeya Set in Zambia Corban Addison s book The Garden of Burning Sand beautifully captures the ugly legacy of the AIDS epidemic on a society with a complex olitical cultural and economic fabric "Told Through Zoe Fleming A Human Rights "through Zoe Fleming a human rights working in Zambia the story of a brutal assault of an adolescent girl navigates the many layers of Zambia s social hierarchiesGranted the story includes the standard stereotypes of novels
Set In Africa Which Perpetuatein Africa which Juice perpetuate danger of a single story for Africa that author Chimamanda Acdichie has rightlyointed out are often incomplete The braai chomping expatriate socialist behind brick walled houses the hard working medical doctor with no medical facilities about him the youthful re election olitical thugs roaming the streets threatening the western damsel in distress and of course the must have corrupt Gudrun politician manipulating the wheels 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 the only story Theolice Mob Mistress politicianslayers and Stud in the Stacks prostitutes are weaved in and out of 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 of the dichotomies of society in Zambia the daily struggle of the have nots theower and Choosing to Survive privilege of the haves the wanton recklessness of those in denial of the HIV virus and the faith of those working towards an HIV free generation The books true genius however is the author s ability to humanize the AIDS epidemic Tout faces to the horrible myths that sex with virgins offers a cure for aids to walk you through the daily decisions of a Robin Hood prostituteroviding for her family and extended family to challenge the reader to face up to the reality of different standards of justice for the Felipa privileged and the wretched in society For the average Zambian it will be hard to read this story without recognizing one if not characters in this story aseople that you know People that you have either loved loathed or lost This is a real story of usThe realism of the book is further grounded in its reference to the 2011 el. Treet crime or a The Vavasour Macbeth premeditated actA betrayal in herast gives the girl’s The Blueprint (English Edition) plight a special resonance for Zoe and she is determined to find theerpetrator She slowly forms a working relationship and then a surprising friendship with Joseph Kabuta a Zambian olice officer Their search takes them from Lusaka’s roughest neighbourhoo.
READ & DOWNLOAD í 8P2.US ß Corban AddisonEctions in Zambia and the 2012 elections in the United States Both elections give the book a specific eriod of reference that draws the reader to the national and global relevance of this story Policies and olitics matter They matter for a little girl that was
raped on a dark evening in lusaka ason a dark evening in Lusaka As join Zoe in unlocking the mystery "of where she came from and whether the attack was a random street crime or a act erformed "where she came from and whether the attack was a random street crime or a VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) premeditated acterformed who knew her you will ask yourself if we are doing all we can to help the helpless I feel bad giving this book only two stars because I think that Corban Addison can write really well and there were some very good sections The Road House - The Novel problems came with the main character Zoe She was annoying beyond beliefrofessed to love Africa so much yet was constantly sneering and rolling her eyes at things that weren t Western and of course she had to be beautiful rich and a senator s daughter I didn t understand why her African boyfriend would bother with her or vice versa They didn t even seem to like each other that muchThe author excelled at writing about Africa and the Gnosis problems facing itseople If he had written a novel with Africans as the main characters this could have been an excellent book He needs to trust that Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina 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 his own country Maybe he is trying so hard to make aoint that the characters come off as whiny and obnoxiousSome of the best writing came from the girl s mother s diary recounting the events that led her to Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up prostitution I would like to have read of that and less of the whiny Zoe s unresolved angst Zoe didn t like her father Zoe hated her stepmother Zoe had issues from when she was 17really We all have issues from when we were 17 and most of us aren t cushioned by trust funds and houses on the Vineyard Time to grow up ZoeLet the story tell the story and make theoint and eliminate the do gooder American with the unresolved conflict in the next novel The Wingman Chronicles please They add nothing and really distract from the main storyline If this story had centered on Africa it would have been a good crime investigation law court story of justice as well as a story of a nation at the brink of change Within are theeople customs society and traditions of Zambia in the modern world However it is told through the eyes of a Flood Legends privileged North AmericanZoe Fleming is a whiny rich woe is me American and her story interferes with the story of Zuyeya and Africa She gets in the way As the storyrogresses it becomes about Zoe and her issues with her The Best Of Saint Louis past and less about justice in Africa When I began this book by reading therologue I hesitated because the writing seemed so stilted and the main character not very appealing to me Since it was the only book I had brought with me on vacation I decided to give it a go and am I ever happy I did I am sure others have written about the The Brother-Offended Checklist plotstorycharacters so I won t talk about the actual structure of the book or any of the three elements What I truly enjoyed was the flow of the writing and the ability of Addison to feature characters who didn t fit the mold of likeableeople and yet were very appealing as the story rogressed He also left a very lasting impression on me that was not marred by sordid details but rather by inference for the most art Unfortunately I don t have the book any longer as I left it with a woman who needed a book for the remainder of her vacation so I am unable to roduce examples of his ability to describe what can only be called horrendous acts in a way that the reader doesn t feel assaulted I will keep my eye out for future work of Corban Addison. Ds to the wild waters of Victoria Falls from the AIDS stricken streets of Johannesburg to the matchless splendour of 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 of justic.