"Bountiful Famine begins by introducing the reader to a young boy who is injured and appears to be buried alive in a wooden container. Memories of his pastoral African childhood as part of a subsistence farming family are woven into an ostensibly ordinary day in the life of Nadus. Life on the African savannah is a source of many stories that are intriguing because of the unique situations within, and familiar because of the universality of human interactions in a part of the world exotic to most Western readers. The reader learns about Nadus and his family, the exotic animals in their care, and the mischief that Nadus and his friends stumble into. But then something unexpected happens during the young boy's day, something terrible that ultimately ties everything together and forever changes his life"--Page 4 of cover.