Janette Mary Hawke
Milele Safari - An Eternal Journey
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Milele Safari An Eternal Journey Milele Safari An Eternal Journey ines around a single day in an unremarkable border village that snuffs out the lives of four people and shatters many others only to draw the survivors back to a dif

  • Title: Milele Safari - An Eternal Journey
  • Author: Janette Mary Hawke
  • ISBN: 9780992747206
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Milele Safari An Eternal Journey ines around a single day, in an unremarkable border village that snuffs out the lives of four people and shatters many others, only to draw the survivors back to a different time and, perhaps, a hope of atonement and peace Step out on the journey and discover an Africa that could have been, is and might one day come to be.

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    1. Sue Bridgwater says:

      Milele safari; an eternal journey – by Jan Hawke.It was Dorothy L. Sayers who noted, in ‘Gaudy Night’, the significance of what she called a ‘chance assemblage of persons.’ Who knows what they might talk about? Who knows what each is privately remembering?In the ‘present day’ of this debut novel, Jan Hawke exploits the potential of such a gathering to the full. Sophie is our main focus and way into the story, and from the beginning we are aware of her memories of previous times in [...]

    2. Frank Ryan says:

      This is a powerfully evocative book in which the fulcrum for the narrative is a violent scene taken from the kind of circumstances seen in the Rwandan massacre. The survivors’ lives are all affected in various ways. This leads to some excellent characterisations of Europeans and Africans caught up in the violence. An emotional rollercoaster, it dissects the brutal events of the massacre, and extrapolates to the subsequent cold assessment of police and doctors, nuns, local people, men and woman [...]

    3. Ted Farrar says:

      Review – Milele Safari, by Jan HawkeSophie Taylor has returned to Africa after a long absence, and is forced to confront the tragedies of her past – the murder of her fiancé and loss of her unborn daughter. Milele Safari records this spiritual journey of acceptance, healing and romance against the stunning, often savage and always unpredictable backdrop of Africa.It is hard to believe this is Jan Hawke’s first novel – she is such an accomplished writer that you can almost taste the dust [...]

    4. Paul says:

      Not my typical sort of book to be honest but I'm glad I read outside my comfort zone. Story is beautifully crafted and drew me right in. The main characters are well drawn and in many ways you can feel what they are feeling giving a sense of authenticity to the story. For a story with such a dark central fulcrum it is actually quite uplifting I also felt like I was learning something about the character of Africa as I was reading. Some very interesting and informative footnotes throughout really [...]

    5. Clare O'Beara says:

      Set in Africa, this is not a light read as it contains themes of love, loss and genocide. The Rwandan conflict has been adapted by the author Jan Hawke as a focal point. She sets her tale in an imagined country called Zyanda where one tribe abruptly turns on their peaceful neighbours. MILELE SAFARI - the African word means eternal - follows Sophie Taylor from England. She revisits the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in today's calm setting. Memories of learning that her aid-worker fiancé Tom h [...]

    6. Kenneth Kerr says:

      Remarkable story about Africa, genocide, survival, and hope.Jan Hawke has written a fictional story about Africa, its historical tragedies of genocide, and the survivors, both locals and expats. The story is told partially with snippets from the lead character's diary, and partially using the third person narrative. It is not an easy book to read because of the tragic subject matter, and because it deals in detail with the psychological trauma's of the survivors. The author explains that the sto [...]

    7. Clare Wilson says:

      This book isn't my usual sort of read, and given the horror behind the subject matter, I wasn't sure what to expect.I have to say, that it is well written and incredibly well researched. The book doesn't shy away from the horror of genocide, but neither does it revel in the gory details of what humans can be capable of at their worst.Through a series of journal-like entries from several different perspectives, we follow a set of characters through different stages of their lives, and see how one [...]

    8. Mary Thornburg says:

      Dr. Sophie Taylor, a British physician and psychotherapist, has taken a job at a UN-sponsored refugee community in central Africa. Before reporting for work, as a favor to her sister she accompanies a group of filmmakers on a guided safari. During this period she meets an attractive wildlife veterinarian who finds her equally attractive. The couple begins a serious love affair, the veterinarian applies for and gets employment with Sophie's employer, and before long the two become involved in an [...]

    9. Joy Lo-Bamijoko says:

      From the very beginning of this read I knew I was in for a long haul. The foreword went on for ever, followed by the acknowledgment which also went on and on. After these initial chapters, I tried to convince myself that this may be a read for another time when I have nothing else to do, or no other books to read. I even tried to device a new way of tackling very worded reads by reading the book in sections, and at different times, but I knew it will not work. I have never done anything like tha [...]

    10. Robin Chambers says:

      The book’s foreword and acknowledgements are particularly intelligent and comprehensive, raising hopes and expectations that are exceeded by the book itself. “Milele Safari” is inspiring, harrowing, brave, compassionate, and impressively well-informed. It is one of those rare books that while informing and entertaining (in the best sense) its readers, helps them get their own lives in perspective: reminding them when all is said and done what it is they have to be thankful for.“Genocide. [...]

    11. Rebecca says:

      Although it has all of those things, and beautifully written descriptions of the land and wildlife of Africa, the book is more more thought-provoking. It is a story about the tragedies individuals and nations have suffered. It is a story of genocide, personal loss, despair, grief, acceptance, and forgiveness. You learn about the killing of a nun and Brit from the perspective of all parties involved and how this tragic event affected each of them and those they came in contact with. Don't expect [...]

    12. Karen Ingalls says:

      5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, August 18, 2015By KAREN INGALLSVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Milele Safari: An Eternal Journey (Kindle Edition)What an amazing book with so much historical, social, and geographical information. The characters were strong, well described, and ones I could "see". I learned about the topography, animals, and botany of that area of Africa. Descriptions of the atrocities captured my emotions, the descriptions were sometimes hard to read, but I accept [...]

    13. Rebecca Reilly says:

      Why isn't this book on every bestseller list? It is a fabulous read! I was hesitant to begin because I knew Milele Safari dealt with tough issues and dark times, and I wasn't in the mood for that. I'm so glad I did! Once I started, I could not put the book down. Jan Hawke writes with skill and heart. Milele Safari stirs emotions--grief, humor, hope, and joy. I was so moved by this book, I found myself discussing it with strangers!

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