The Eye of the Leopard

The Eye of the Leopard

Book - 2008
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Arriving in newly independent Zambia in the hopes of fulfilling a friend's missionary dream, Hans Olofson endeavors to make Africa his home while struggling with such past demons as his father's alcoholism and a friend's accident.
Publisher: New York : New Press : distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008.
ISBN: 9781595580771
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 315 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Murray, Steven T.


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Feb 14, 2017

I am surprised at the high marks given by other readers of this book! While some parts were intriguing being set in Africa, I found the book underwhelming as a whole! I really enjoyed the Swedish Wallenberg movie series! Yet, this book was rather disappointing! The story is not bad, fascinating at time, yet somewhat dark and depressing!

Apr 10, 2016

excellent. thought-provoking. people of different beliefs, upbringing, countries, race cannot fully understand one another's mental processes.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014

Hans Olafsson escapes a childhood marked by abandonment and loss in a backwoods Swedish village to glaringly hot Zambia hoping, by fulfilling a friend’s dream, to find some purpose and direction in his own life. Instead, he slowly discovers a bewildering and frightening world where hatred for the rich white man is hidden by a thin veneer.

martins_mom Jun 23, 2013

Not one of Mankell's Scandinvian thrillers, but a story about a Swede who finds himself farming in the heart of Zimbabwe just when whites are starting to be forced off the land. A bit talky - some of the descriptions, especially in the first part could be edited - but still an interesting read.


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