ARK FOR THE BROKENHEARTED
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It is 1993 in Dar es Salaam when two sheltered seven-year-old Tanzanian girls—one black, one white—meet outside the stall of an injured military horse. But what neither girl knows is that the horse’s wounds pale in comparison to the secrets and lies the girls’ parents have been entangled in for decades.
Suzanna, the white girl, has a blistery red birthmark on her right cheek. Safina, whose skin is the color of chocolate, does not know who her father is or that he killed Suzanna’s father and grandfather. As the children turn to each other for friendship and comfort amid racism and bullying, they unwittingly draw closer to truths with the potential to destroy each of them. Many who have a stake in the outcome include Safina’s half brother, Suzanna's unstable mother, a white stepfather on the hunt for a black fugitive, a native priest, and a wild leopard. As fears and loyalties overshadow everything else and a puzzle is slowly pieced together, only time will tell if broken hearts can ever heal.
From the colorful streets of Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean through the savannahs and montane forests of East Africa, this compelling tale flows with mystery and revelation, love and violence, and faith and doubt to a haunting and unforgettable conclusion.
Praise for ARK FOR THE BROKENHEARTED…
“When I finished this multi-faceted and poignant novel, I said ‘Wow! Wow!’”
― Bonnie Joseph
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“An intricate plot where tense interpersonal relationships in the world of racial injustice and long-held hatreds are reconciled by children, one black, one white.”
― Jerry Hover Lt.Col USAF Ret