The White Shadow PDF/EPUB ✓ The White ePUB ·

The White Shadow PDF/EPUB ✓ The White  ePUB · Look after your sister, Tinashe Tinashe is a young Shona boy living in a small village in rural Rhodesia The guerilla war of the late s haunts the bushlands, but it only infrequently affects his quiet life school, swimming in the river, playing with the other kids on the kopjeWhen his younger sister, Hazvinei, is born, Tinashe knows at once that there is something special about her Their life in the village, once disturbed only by the occasional visits of his successful uncle and city cousin, Abel, now becomes entangled with the dual forces of the Shona spirit world and the political turmoil of the nationAs Tinashe, Hazvinei and Abel grow older, their destinies entangle in ways they never expected Tinashe is prepared to follow his sister anywhere but how far can he go to keep her safe when the forces threatening her are so much darker and sinister than he suspected Andrea Eames weaves together folklore and suspense in this compelling tale of a boy struggling to do the right thing in an unpredictable world


10 thoughts on “The White Shadow

  1. Margaret Bamford Margaret Bamford says:

    I enjoyed the contrast between the village and the large town and the village ideas that spilled over into the town This was a sad novel and I was a bit disappointed with the ending as it left you to form your own future for the main character.


  2. Stefanie Stefanie says:

    I was utterly taken by this book Eames story telling pulled me in, and I just kept turning the pages It s gritty in places, very sad throughout and yet includes a compellingly strong spirit The tale is set during Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, also known as the Rhodesian Bush War or the Zimbabwe Liberation War 1966 1979 , and weav


  3. CuteBadger CuteBadger says:

    I bought this book for 1 in a discount shop and as a result didn t really expect much, but found myself enjoying it I haven t read many books set it Africa so it was good to move outside my comfort zone with something different.I enjoyed the close connections of the characters to nature and was interested in the roles of men and w


  4. Tami Egonu Tami Egonu says:

    An exceptionally vivid and beautifully written book Another great recommendation from a friend.


  5. Natalie Awdry Natalie Awdry says:

    I really enjoyed this novel, but be warned it s not an easy read This really could be a feminist icon of a novel Despite being told from the perspective of Tinashe, a young Zimbabwean boy, it is an incredibly powerful tale of the life of a young woman in southern Africa The brutal realities of life for women in post colonial Africa


  6. Stephen Hayes Stephen Hayes says:

    I suppose the best way to describe the genre of this novel is a Bildungsroman, set in the time of Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, forty years ago Was it as long ago as that And the author wasn t even born then Tinashe is a young Shona boy who grows up in a rural village, ocasionally visited by his rich uncle from the city and his cousi


  7. Sarah Hackley Sarah Hackley says:

    This book sat on my shelf, unread, for far too long Once I opened it, however, I couldn t put it down Eames paints a unique and unsettling picture of political, spiritual, and domestic upheaval told through the quiet but compelling voice of a young boy Tinashe s narrative pulled me through the book, pushing me to care about these chil


  8. Aaron Aaron says:

    A well crafted read with good tension As the reader follows Tinashe along his quest to protect his younger sister Hazvinei, the narrative constricts tighter and tighter, until suddenly they, like he, are focused solely on her powerful, dark presence and what misfortune it might bring upon the boy and the world around him.


  9. !Tæmbuŝu !Tæmbuŝu says:

    KOBOBOOKSReviewed by The Independent 12 Feb 2012 , The Guardian 27 Mar 2012 KOBOBOOKSReviewed by The Independent 12 Feb 2012 , The Guardian 27 Mar 2012


  10. Amy Paulussen Amy Paulussen says:

    A fascinating glimpse into a fascinating bit of Zimbabwean history, told through the eyes of a child, but by no means a children s story Eames writes from this unique and rarely heard perspective, and explores so many fundamentally universal social and cultural issues around gender and spirituality and ideas around wealth and power, all


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