Graham Jones


Braille, Large Print 17pt, Large Print 20pt, Large Print 25pt, Large Print 30pt
  • Publisher: Instant Apostle
  • ISBN: 9781912726103

An Englishman returns to Africa after nearly 40 years in a bid to recapturer his colonial childhood. Through a chance meeting his life becomes entwined with that of a one-time child-slave & cattle herd who’s on a mission to revisit his own early life.

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When Graham Jones returns to Zimbabwe to recapture his idyllic Rhodesian childhood, a chance encounter leads him to him to meet a one-time child slave called Astonishment. Now dedicated to helping society’s most vulnerable, Astonishment grew up on the other side of the racial divide and is set on revisiting his very different past.

As they travel together, this remarkable Zimbabwean shares the incredible story of how he overcame grinding poverty and being sold by relatives as a slave. Both men lay old ghosts to rest as Astonishment forgives and reconciles his divided family and Graham reconnects with the land of his youth – not through the places he knew, but through the people he didn’t.

Set against the daily brutalities of racist Rhodesia and Mugabe’s bankrupt Zimbabwe, Astonishment is a moving account of nostalgia, race and reconciliation that celebrates the transformative power of forgiveness.

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