Rules of The Wild by Francesca Marciano

Review by Chelsy Maumbe

Set in East Africa, this story is one of love and loss. Examining the lives of a tightly knit group of expatriates living in contemporary Kenya, the novel dwell on the life of the central character, Italian-born Esme as she struggles to make sense of her identity and her own place in Africa. Esme is torn between her love for the second generation Kenyan Adam, who shows her the beauty of the remote wild spaces of the country, and Hunter, a cynical, jaded British journalist stationed there. This novel is haunting, evocative and beautifully written. Treatment of the character by author is sensitively handled, as is the theme of the search to find a place to call home.

Copyright : Nzira Magazine , Issue 14

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