In Search of Africa by Frank Coates

In Search of Africa

By Frank Coates

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings
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Two countries in turmoil, two lives betrayed and one love that links them. Kip Balmain, a young Australian boy taken to a small town in Africa, finds himself caught up in the violence of colonial Kenya. As the country struggles towards independence, Kip also struggles to understand his mother's vindictive hatred of the father he has never met - and resolves to uncover the mystery of his parentage. In Uganda, Rose Nasonga, a girl at risk after her idyllic village life becomes a nightmare of civil war, uses her beauty to escape into the world of fashion, but learns that her new life can be equally destructive.Out of the horrors of war, across the boundaries of time and race, Kip and Rose discover that their lives are mysteriously linked. And that the paths they travel alone, and ultimately together, lead them inexorably to their greatest discovery. 'robust adventure ... Coates does a fine job suffusing his novel with Eastern Africa's postwar history' THE AGE 'powerfully recreates the turbulent past' COURIER-MAIL


  • In Search of Africa

    By LC_Music Lover
    5/5 excellent. loved all the others that followed this book
  • In Search of Africa

    By Wendfair
    If you're looking for a great read that combines historical fact with dramatic action then this is it. Africa comes alive!
  • In search of Africa

    By Getupango
    Great story. I enjoyed it
  • In search of Africa

    By Genaquarious
    This is a fantastic read, I could not put it down
  • Search for Africa

    By Wakimbizi
    I really enjoyed the character developments and pace of this story - it was a page -turner for me and I couldn't put it down 'til I'd reached the end . The story was given credibility by the excellent integration of the histories of Uganda and Kenya -dramatically reflecting the horrors of recent 'governments ' and the enormous suffering of the people . I look forward to the author's future novel -perhaps incorporating more recent political events in this part of Africa .