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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: It's spring 2002 and Frank Kean is training journalists in troubled Congo. When he learns that religious zealots are persecuting so-called child witches, his reporter's instincts kick in. Why so little news coverage of these 'exorcisms'? He is determined to break the silence. In a remote village, Pastor Precious arrives to battle Satan. Twelve-year-old Dudu faces a torrent of accusations and is forced to flee, far from home. The quick-witted boy swears he is not a witch, but evidence suggests otherwise. When Frank meets Dudu in Kinshasa, he sees an opportunity* to help a vulnerable and wary street kid, even if it means crossing the line and making promises he may be unable to keep. But can they trust each other in a crisis? Child With Kinshasa is the first part of a two-volume novel, where fear and friendship collide in the shadow of a relentless civil war. The story continues in Child Witch London. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: "If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, then Child Witch Kinshasa is for you." 
(Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg)

Child Witch Kinshasa is an epic tale of travel, love and loss, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and England. This colorful tragicomedy unfolds through the eyes of Dudu - a young Congolese boy,  Frank - a British journalist, and his wife Ruth - a mother of two, with a full-time job in London. Their lives entwine, and cultures clash, after chance encounters that reverberate from Kinshasa to Kingston-upon-Thames.

The story begins when an evangelical pastor visits Dudu's remote village and accuses him of being a 'child witch' with mysterious and dangerous powers. Dudu flees his village to stay with relatives and avoid divine retribution, but his plan goes wrong and he finds himself alone and homeless. To survive, he teams up with Kilanda, a former child soldier, whose reckless sense of adventure spins them - Huck Finn style - across the vast country by road, rail, and river.

Meanwhile, British journalist Frank is travelling around DR Congo, training local reporters in a western-funded project. It's a tough job, especially as his efforts are undermined by propaganda from government and rebels locked in civil war. Eventually, Frank wonders whether he can actually do any good in the DRC.

The answer comes when he helps to rescue two boys from a beating in Kinshasa. Frank offers to re-home the youngest - Dudu - but this savvy street kid has learned the hard way not to trust adults, especially foreigners. Just as Frank is about to give up and go home to England, his wife Ruth has an irresistible idea that changes everything, for everybody. 

The story continues in Child Witch London.

Sinossi: It's spring 2002 and Frank Kean is training journalists in troubled Congo. When he learns that religious zealots are persecuting so-called child witches, his reporter's instincts kick in. Why so little news coverage of these 'exorcisms'? He is determined to break the silence. In a remote village, Pastor Precious arrives to battle Satan. Twelve-year-old Dudu faces a torrent of accusations and is forced to flee, far from home. The quick-witted boy swears he is not a witch, but evidence suggests otherwise. When Frank meets Dudu in Kinshasa, he sees an opportunity to help a vulnerable and wary street kid, even if it means crossing the line and making promises he may be unable to keep. Can they trust each other in a crisis? 'Child Witch Kinshasa' is the first part of a two-volume novel, where superstition and fear play out against a relentless civil war. It highlights the devastating effects, on families, of Africa's Great War, 1998-2003, and NGOs' efforts to intervene. The story continues in 'Child Witch London' (March 2014).

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