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African Journals Sep 10, 2007
Adventure ahead as you open the pages of this book. You'll have one foot in the present and one in the past. Something different for any reader who likes to explore the world and all its possibilities.
A shipwreck and a blow to the head robs a man of his past and he is taken up by a native named Shaka to become a warrior. Gradually, he rebuilds his life, but finds it perilous to live under Shaka's shadow and moves on.
It is the modern day where a deep interest in the man called Amm by Shaka develops and sets off a search for lost journals of the founder of the Amm family whose exact location is a mystery and the why of that location is another mystery.
Join Mark Mannion as he tries to keep a promise to a youthful friend to find the missing journals whose existence is doubted by modern experts on early African settlers and traders.
This tale introduces the reader to a period of history of the African continent that is little written about and whether based on fact or fiction, gives one an understanding of how it was to live when man was first subject to the whims of the land and the weather, then the whims of other men.
The African Journals of Petros Amm by talented author Michael J. Hunt is a story of survival in a time Amm lived, and survival in history to the family he founded.
I'm pleased to recommend this book and the cast of characters as well worth the time spent and am certain you'll enjoy the trip through time. I sure did.
An epic African journey Dec 27, 2004
This is a marvellous read ,which brings to life a time and place about which i was almost completely ignorant. The reader is drawn in ,via hitherto unknown journals ,to witness through Petros Amm and others the formation of the Zulu nation and the colonial politics that shaped southern Africa.However this is not merely a history lesson but an involving and very moving story told with great narrative skill. Altogether a novel that deserves to be widely read.