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Scribner, 2005 - Children of murder victims - 320 pages
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Davey is in the attic when the militia gang comes to his family's farm in Zimbabwe and his parents are murdered and the farm 'reclaimed'. The neighbouring farmers, his parents' closest friends, take him in and try to care for him and bring him back into the community of normality, but Davey is on a different path. One night he escapes from his boarding school and embarks on a harrowing journey across Africa, coming home to Edenfields, looking for redemption. This searingly powerful novel brings the story of the white experience in Africa hauntingly up to date, and introduces a new voice of real accomplishment. Ian Holding is a young teacher who lives in Harare and his novel is based on actual events.

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User Review  - Smits - LibraryThing

strongly written showing a love of the African landscape. Novel captures the moral and socially complex issues of the farning community in africa. Davey comes back to Edenfiled to avenge his parents murder that he had witnessed. Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

Unfeeling is the story of 16-year-old Davey Baker, who witnesses his parents' murder. The government of the newly-independent African country he lives in has implemented a policy of farm reclamation ... Read full review


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