By Petr Pecha
Janet Wilson has arrived in Africa in an effort to educate young adults who will, in turn, educate the remainder of their own communities. As soon as she arrives she begins to question whether she is the right person for the job because she finds it difficult to relate to those living in an area where there are so many things many more prosperous areas take for granted of missing from their lives, as well as the skirmishes they face almost daily.
What strikes her as odd is that after the skirmishes, a dozen or two people end up with what seems to be some sort of dementia. Later, those same people just disappear. The police seem perhaps a little too involved in her visit. Eventually, they even take her in for interrogation. After an extremely horrific experience Janet is able to return to England, where she feels displaced.
There is so much more to her visit to Africa, the organization she went for, and everything that transpired than meets the eye. Much of it she learns on returning to England and is shocked.. Quite the mystery surrounds the entire situation. What happened you ask? You’ll have to read it to find out! However, to be honest you might want to just put it in your stack to read. Albeit an interesting book, not one I would rush to read. I truly expected more. And my typical precautions: rape occurs in the storyline; a bit of politics discussed; readers is left with a ton of questions; it ends abruptly; certainly feels like a history lesson at time as opposed to fiction. Just the stuff I feel I've got to mention!