The White Shadow

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  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The White Shadow
  • Andrea Eames
  • English
  • 05 November 2017
  • 1846555698

About the Author: Andrea Eames

The White Shadow PDF/EPUB ´ The White Epub / white mobile, shadow book, The White book, The White ShadowThe White Shadow EpubAndrea Eames was born in She was brought up in Zimbabwe, where she attended a Jewish school for six years, a Hindu school for one, a Catholic convent school for two and a half, and then the American International School in Harare for The White Epub / two years Andrea s family moved to New Zealand in Andrea has worked as a bookseller and editor and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband.


The White ShadowThe White Shadow PDF/EPUB ´ The White Epub / white mobile, shadow book, The White book, The White ShadowThe White Shadow EpubLook after your sister, Tinashe Tinashe is a young Shona boy living in a small village in rural Rhodesia The guerilla war of the late s haunts the bushlands, but it only infrequently affects his quiet life school, swimming in the river, playing with The White Epub / the other kids on the kopjeWhen his younger sister, Hazvinei, is born, Tinashe knows at once that there is something special about her Their life in the village, once disturbed only by the occasional visits of his successful uncle and city cousin, Abel, now becomes entangled with the dual forces of the Shona spirit world and the political turmoil of the nationAs Tinashe, Hazvinei and Abel grow older, their destinies entangle in ways they never expected Tinashe is prepared to follow his sister anywhere but how far can he go to keep her safe when the forces threatening her are so much darker and sinister than he suspected Andrea Eames weaves together folklore and suspense in this compelling tale of a boy struggling to do the right thing in an unpredictable world.

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10 thoughts on “The White Shadow

  1. Margaret Bamford says:

    I enjoyed the contrast between the village and the large town and the village ideas that spilled over into the town This was a sad novel and I was a bit disappointed with the ending as it left you to form your own future for the main character.

  2. Stefanie says:

    I was utterly taken by this book Eames story telling pulled me in, and I just kept turning the pages It s gritty in places, very sad throughout and yet includes a compellingly strong spirit The tale is set during Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, also known as the Rhodesian Bush War or the Zimbabwe Liberation War 1966 1979 , and weaves together the everyday and extraordinary of civil war The tensions between urban and rural, wealthy and poor, male and female and traditional versus contemporary I was utterly taken by this book Eames story telling pulled me in, and I just kept turning the pages It s gritty in places, very sad throughout and yet includes a compellingly strong spirit The tale is set during Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, also known as the Rhodesian Bush War or the Zimbabwe Liberation War 1966 1979 , and weaves together the everyday and extraordinary of civil war The tensions between urban and rural, wealthy and poor, male and female and traditional versus contemporary appear through superb characterization and story telling It is not an easy tale to digest, but then why should it be when set against such internal strife and brutal,racist colonialism When I wan an undergraduate one of my favorite courses was Literature and Revolution which combined revolutionary settings with some of the greats in literature from Russia, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Chile and Argentina If I m honest, this is one of my favorite genres when done well, and Eames does extra ordinarily well with this rendition Do not read it with the expectation of innocence, fairness or redemption you will be disappointed But, if you read it to sense the raw reality, pain and struggle during such fraught, violent times then this is a book for you I highly recommend it

  3. CuteBadger says:

    I bought this book for 1 in a discount shop and as a result didn t really expect much, but found myself enjoying it I haven t read many books set it Africa so it was good to move outside my comfort zone with something different.I enjoyed the close connections of the characters to nature and was interested in the roles of men and women in society, as well as in the political elements of the plot The main characters Timashe and his sister Hazvinei are well drawn and realistic, so that I felt re I bought this book for 1 in a discount shop and as a result didn t really expect much, but found myself enjoying it I haven t read many books set it Africa so it was good to move outside my comfort zone with something different.I enjoyed the close connections of the characters to nature and was interested in the roles of men and women in society, as well as in the political elements of the plot The main characters Timashe and his sister Hazvinei are well drawn and realistic, so that I felt really attached to them by the end of the book.Well worth a read for those who, like me, who tend not to stray beyond Europe in their reading

  4. Tami Egonu says:

    An exceptionally vivid and beautifully written book Another great recommendation from a friend.

  5. Natalie Awdry says:

    I really enjoyed this novel, but be warned it s not an easy read This really could be a feminist icon of a novel Despite being told from the perspective of Tinashe, a young Zimbabwean boy, it is an incredibly powerful tale of the life of a young woman in southern Africa The brutal realities of life for women in post colonial Africa is displayed so dramatically and realistically it was hard to stop turning the pages I would recommend this to anyone interested in dramatical or historical fic I really enjoyed this novel, but be warned it s not an easy read This really could be a feminist icon of a novel Despite being told from the perspective of Tinashe, a young Zimbabwean boy, it is an incredibly powerful tale of the life of a young woman in southern Africa The brutal realities of life for women in post colonial Africa is displayed so dramatically and realistically it was hard to stop turning the pages I would recommend this to anyone interested in dramatical or historical fiction

  6. Stephen Hayes says:

    I suppose the best way to describe the genre of this novel is a Bildungsroman, set in the time of Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, forty years ago Was it as long ago as that And the author wasn t even born then Tinashe is a young Shona boy who grows up in a rural village, ocasionally visited by his rich uncle from the city and his cousin He dreams of going to school and university, like his uncle, but his cousin doesn t seem to value these things Tinashe s younger sister, Hazvinei, is strange, I suppose the best way to describe the genre of this novel is a Bildungsroman, set in the time of Zimbabwe s Second Chimurenga, forty years ago Was it as long ago as that And the author wasn t even born then Tinashe is a young Shona boy who grows up in a rural village, ocasionally visited by his rich uncle from the city and his cousin He dreams of going to school and university, like his uncle, but his cousin doesn t seem to value these things Tinashe s younger sister, Hazvinei, is strange, and communes with spirits Her brother, and other people, sometimes find her rather frightening, but he feels obliged to care for her, even when it threatens to disrupt his education In some ways it is like an African version of David Copperfield or The catcher in the rye, but it is also bound up with the surreal and unpredictabe world of Shona mythology, where the spirits can make people feel invincible at one moment and dash all their hopes the next

  7. Sarah Hackley says:

    This book sat on my shelf, unread, for far too long Once I opened it, however, I couldn t put it down Eames paints a unique and unsettling picture of political, spiritual, and domestic upheaval told through the quiet but compelling voice of a young boy Tinashe s narrative pulled me through the book, pushing me to care about these children born into a time and culture utterly unfamiliar to me The dialogue is perfect, the description subtly precise and beautifully portrayed This is a book I w This book sat on my shelf, unread, for far too long Once I opened it, however, I couldn t put it down Eames paints a unique and unsettling picture of political, spiritual, and domestic upheaval told through the quiet but compelling voice of a young boy Tinashe s narrative pulled me through the book, pushing me to care about these children born into a time and culture utterly unfamiliar to me The dialogue is perfect, the description subtly precise and beautifully portrayed This is a book I won t forget Highly recommended

  8. Aaron says:

    A well crafted read with good tension As the reader follows Tinashe along his quest to protect his younger sister Hazvinei, the narrative constricts tighter and tighter, until suddenly they, like he, are focused solely on her powerful, dark presence and what misfortune it might bring upon the boy and the world around him.

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  10. Amy Paulussen says:

    A fascinating glimpse into a fascinating bit of Zimbabwean history, told through the eyes of a child, but by no means a children s story Eames writes from this unique and rarely heard perspective, and explores so many fundamentally universal social and cultural issues around gender and spirituality and ideas around wealth and power, all in a gritty story about growing up.