Rainbow's End: A Memoir of Childhood, War and an African Farm

 
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‘Rainbow’s End farm was a heavenly garden soaked in blood, or a fool’s paradise, depending on how you looked at it.’

This searingly honest memoir describes growing up on an African farm during the ‘Rhodesian Bush War’ and the twilight years of white colonialism in the 1970s. It also explores the shock yet euphoria of Zimbabwean independence in the 1980s as St John navigates her way through the immense personal and political changes.

The abundance and beauty of Africa and its people as well as childhood innocence are superbly contrasted with the insidiousness of racism, war and nationalist propaganda to create an unforgettable read – eloquent, affecting and utterly spellbinding.

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'Astonishingly evocative and wonderfully well-written. It has two
other qualities -- humour and a lack of pretension. Precise, evocative and
funny. A fine book.' -- Justin Cartwright, Daily Mail

'Atmospheric... an illuminating eye-witness account. This memoir
works on many levels. It is a love letter to a harsh yet beautiful land,
with invigorating prose soaked in African sunshine' -- New Statesman

'She paints vivid images of her childhood... and [Rainbow's End]
has bite. St John's disarming frankness triumphs' -- Financial Times

`Engrossing... Rainbow's End is wonderfully told in a haunting,
lyrical prose, full of pathos and humour, as seen through the eyes of a
young girl on her journey to womanhood and understanding'
-- Irish Independent

`Lovingly recalled ... St John powerfully conveys the implosion
of her moral world, her complex disillusionment and her hard decision to
leave this snake-rich Eden [Zimbabwe]' -- Sunday Times

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A captivating and haunting memoir by celebrated children's author Lauren St John about her childhood spent in rural Africa.

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