After 5 minutes I was captured by this book - and this lasted until the end. Very "intense" book and highly recommendable.
I really enjoyed the changing perspective of storytelling. In each chapter the role of the storyteller shifted to a different daughter of the family and in some rare parts also to the view of the mother. Thereby the listener spread his sympathies to all female of the family. Interestingly the viewpoint of the father was never taken in the story.
The story itself which was set in the background of real events in the Kongo takes a thought provoking critical stance on evangelization, colonialism and development aid.
I bought this book because of the positive reviews. I don't know if the people who wrote the positive reviews listened to the same book as I did. For me the book was just boring. If you are a lover of dogs you might like it. I was very disappointed.
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