Young Nyree O’Callohan , narrator of this gripping story set on a farm in eastern Rhodesia in the late ‘70s, enjoys the freedom of her life on the farm and her very special relationship with her impish little sister Cia. However, the arrival of their orphaned cousin Ronin, a very disturbed and unpleasant character, brings tension and fear into the home and, ultimately, great heartache. Their outspoken, racialistic grandfather adds a great deal of character to the story. It is a story with which those growing up in southern Africa in this era have much to identify. I would be interested to hear the opinions of Zimbabweans of all races re this book.

Toets, Fish Hoek