You will be riveted as you witness how a witch doctor’s power and his ancient tribal ways cruelly collide with the force and authority of modern Africa. And you will be mesmerized as you follow the convoluted path of Farida of the ancients battling to become Bertha of the modern world.
Africa’s Unfinished Symphony tells Lucia’s story through a myriad of absorbing characters:
a young girl forced to endure a painful, cruel, and antiquated tribal custom
a sole survivor of a vicious tribal massacre
a nun who endures a physical assault that compels her to question her faith
a deprived, disadvantaged schoolgirl who is infected with HIV
a translucent soul of a murdered friend
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
—Universal Declaration of Human Rights
About the Author: Lucia Mann is a former British journalist and the author of two previous African-set novels devoted to slavery and racial prejudice, Beside an Ocean of Sorrow and Rented Silence. Born in British Colonial South Africa in the wake of WWII, Mann saw and felt firsthand the pain and suffering of those who were treated inferior because of the color of their skin. She currently resides in British Columbia, Canada, where is working on her next book, The Smoldering Fire of the Unforgiving.
About the book:
Title: Africa’s Unfinished Symphony
Author: Lucia Mann
Publisher: Grassroots Publishing Group
Publication Months: August 2013
Format: Soft Cover