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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Fires light the sky over Kibera - East Africa′s largest slum. It is the prelude to the bloody violence that erupts during Kenya′s presidential elections.

'Joshua Otieng is caught between the brutal realities of life in the slum and his dream of a return to the glories of his ancestral past. Mayasa is a young woman he believes could share his dreams, but he becomes inexorably swept along in the tide of tribal conflict stirred up by the upcoming elections.

'Journalist Mark Riley travels to Kenya to find a missing orphan, and to escape the pain of his past. Two women - feisty anthropologist Charlotte Manning and beautiful, mysterious Kazlana Ramanova - rekindle his interest in the world.

'On a journey to the Serengeti, surrounded by the epic landscapes of Africa, they each discover that danger lurks everywhere and there is more to fear than just the wildlife ...

'Frank Coates′s compelling new novel is at once a thrilling adventure and a poignant exploration of grief, family and identity, all set against the upheavals of twenty-first century Kenya.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the people of Kibera, whose courage, determination and compassion for their fellow citizens were the inspiration for this book, and to the many legitimate and dedicated charities who bring hope to them.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2011 .
      Extent: 409p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9780730494201 (ebk.), 9780732286491 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 February 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Softly Calls the Serengeti Frank Coates 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 February 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Softly Calls the Serengeti Frank Coates 2011 single work novel
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