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
Riassunto: In this colourful and humorous travelogue, a little faith goes a long way.
When a hardworking French priest in the Congo tells an agnostic British journalist: "God is the best we can be", he unleashes a chain of dramatic events that will resonate from Kinshasa to Kingston-upon-Thames. Rising to the ethical challenge, journalist Frank befriends twelve year-old Dudu - a homeless Congolese boy accused of sorcery - and promises to help him return to his family.
But streetwise Dudu is nobody's fool. Their unlikely partnership disintegrates with profound consequences for them both - and for Frank's wife and kids waiting in the UK. The story continues in 'Child Witch London'.
"A novel to take you out of your comfort zone and into the muddled spiritual world of an African megacity. Ormsby's is a fresh, distinct voice and Child Witch a courageous debut." - Tim Butcher, author of 'Blood River'
"If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, then Child Witch Kinshasa is for you." - Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg
"Gives profound insights into three very different ways of life: the incomprehensible bureaucracy of international charity work; the difficulty of bringing up kids in the UK; and the life of a street kid in one of Africa's most screwed up nations. This tricky issue is handled deftly. The novel is peppered with Mike Ormsby's cynical Scouse humour and never gets boring." - Huffington Post
"The exotic sounds, smells and sights of the Congo bring Child Witch vividly to life. It's a compelling story built around strong characters in a world that makes readers question their own beliefs and motives." - Liverpool Echo
"Excellent. Excellent. I loved this funny, adventurous, and heartwarming book. Ormsby writes with humor, sensitivity and empathy, from personal experience. For any reader craving good fiction, more than simple entertainment. Highly recommended." - Tracy A. Fischer, Readers' Favorite
About the Author: Mike Ormsby was born in Ormskirk, England in 1959. His short story collection 'Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania' was first published in 2008 by Editura Compania. The Romanian version 'Grand Bazar Romania' was published simultaneously. 'Spinner the Winner', his picture-book for children, about a wind turbine, was published in 2012 (Amazon/Createspace). Mike's screenplay 'Hey, Mr DJ' was filmed in Kigali in 2007 and topped the bill at Rwanda's first Hillywood Film Festival. His short script 'Enfants Dits Sorciers' was filmed in Kinshasa in 2002. Mike is a former BBC journalist and World Service trainer. He and his wife Angela Nicoara are based in Transylvania, where they have lived for 500 years. 'Child Witch' is his first novel.
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