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A shattering of silence

Author: Farida Karodia
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Portsmouth, N.H., USA : Heinemann, 1993.
Series: African writers series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eight-year-old Faith's life is shattered when she witnesses a massacre in her village in rural Mozambique. She escapes, but loses everything - her parents, her home, her identity - and her voice. A Shattering of Silence charts Faith's quest to find a place for herself in war-torn Mozambique, where she is caught between the white colonials and the local resistance. Karodia's fast-moving novel undermines traditional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farida Karodia
ISBN: 0435905937 9780435905934
OCLC Number: 29301166
Description: 216 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: African writers series.
Responsibility: Farida Karodia.

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This story spans 20 years in the life of a Canadian girl who is rendered mute when she witnesses the death of her missionary parents during a village massacre in Mozambique. It traces her struggle to  Read more...

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