The Cry of the Go-Away Bird

Andrea Eames

 

Book not available in Zimbabwe.

Synopsis

As Mugabe's presidency turns sour, the privileged world of the white farmers begins to crumble into anarchy. This novel follows Elise as she attempts to make sense of her place in the world while her family struggle to stay afloat in the collapsing economy and escalating horror that surrounds them. As the violence intensifies and the farm invasions begin, Elise and her family are forced to confront difficult choices and the ancient unforgiving ghosts of the past.

Review

A frank and unvarnished portrait of life behind the headlines, sharpened by details from the author's own Zimbabwean girlhood. — Daily Mail

Author

Andrea Eames was brought up in Zimbabwe, where she attended a Jewish school for six years, a Hindu school for one, a Catholic convent school for two and a half, and then the American International School in Harare for two years. Andrea's family moved to New Zealand in 2002.