This is a wonderfully written and captivating memoir about when Alexendra Fuller returns to Africa and her family.
The lifeblood of this story is Fuller’s mother, Nicola, who is so courageous. She lives in Kenya and yet holds onto her values, despite the fact that she may be killed because of them. She has loyalty to her passion for the land and believes in the restorative power of all animals.
Fuller is a GREAT writer! She recaptures her mother’s voice in a way unmatched by other writers. It is hard to imagine how anyone could so fall in love with the African earth. It actually nurture and revives her. But of course I have heard how GREAT Africa is and how reviving. I think I will have to visit at some point soon.
This is a story of survival and war, love and madness, and loyalty and forgiveness.
What a poignant and inspiring book!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth