Reeling from a doomed relationship, Jack Morgan jumps at the opportunity to take a UN posting in Kenya, where he falls in love with the Serengeti, the vibrant culture of the country, and Malaika, a Maasai who has escaped her painful tribal past to become a proud and self-sufficient woman. Frank Coates' novel is a clash of love, culture, and traditions, delivered with tenderness by David Tredinnick, who also handles a multinational array of accents - from Australian to American to African - with equal aplomb. Tredinnick shines as the lovesick Jack, whose fragile emotional state blossoms into intense passion.
After a disastrous affair, Jack Morgan is at an emotional crossroads. When he's offered a UN posting in Kenya he grabs it, believing time spent on foreign soil will help him forget and move on. But Africa is a land of danger, adventure and temptation, and within weeks of arriving Jack is seduced - by the spectacular Serengeti National Park, the rich Kenyan culture, and a beautiful Maasai woman named Malaika.
©2004 Frank Coates; (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Engaging and entertaining." (Adelaide Advertiser)
Captivating story with sometimes unnecessary deviation. When listening, make sure you can have accelerated speed of 1.5x or you will be asleep very quickly
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