Main : Africa, fiction, human rights, law
215 x 137 mm
We are looking for a man with a hard heart; a heart of stone; a heart of a real man. One afternoon, a twelve-year-old girl goes missing near her village. The local police tell her mother and the villagers she has been taken by a wild animal. Five years later, a young government employee Amantle Bokaa finds a box bearing the label ‘Neo Kakang; CRB 45/94’. It contains evidence of human involvement in the affair. So begins an illegal and undercover struggle for justice and retribution. A powerful story of corruption, The Screaming of the Innocent challenges the romantic representations of Africa. Botswana High Court judge Unity Dow continues the fight she began with Far and Beyon’, to give her country a strong voice in the bookshelves of the world.
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'Oh, what a fantastic lines from Unity Dow. It can't be closed better than these lines. It only reminds me of life's purpose as I read elsewhere. Yes, what encourages the goodselves in us and what suppresses the monster in us and reaching out to them is simply the purpose of life. enjoin good and forbid evil is core to humanity. My Congratulations to Unity on this one!!!'Jahir Hussain
'Frank, vibrant and ironic, the novel, given its setting in the 1990s, is disturbing to say the least.’Veronica Sen, Canberra Times
'Dow’s writing is elegant and cadenced – she has the kind of earthy immediacy that transports you into her world and keeps you there.’Cameron Woodhead, The Age
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