In Search Of Africa

by Frank Coates

On Sale: 01/01/2007

Format:

About the Book

Two countries in turmoil; two lives betrayed - and one love that links them

Kip Balmain, a young Australian boy taken to a small town in Africa, finds himself caught up in the violence of colonial Kenya. As the country struggles towards independence, Kip also struggles to understand his mother's vindictive hatred of the father he has never met - and resolves to uncover the mystery of his parentage. In Uganda, Rose Nasonga, a girl at risk after her idyllic village life becomes a nightmare of civil war, uses her beauty to escape into the world of fashion, but learns that her new life can be equally destructive Out of the horrors of war, across the boundaries of time and race, Kip and Rose discover that their lives are mysteriously linked. And that the paths they travel alone, and ultimately together, lead them inexorably to their greatest discovery.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732282714
  • ISBN 10: 0732282713
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/01/2007
  • Pages: 640
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Biography

Frank Coates was born in Melbourne and for many years worked as a telecommunications engineer in Australia and overseas. In 1989 he was appointed as UN technical specialist in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent nearly four years working, travelling and researching in Africa. Frank now lives in Sydney. This is his fifth novel.


More about the author



Other Works by Frank Coates

Whisper at Dawn

by Frank Coates

Beyond Mombasa

by Frank Coates

Tears of the Maasai

by Frank Coates

See all
X