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Kid Moses di [Thornton, Mark R]
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"I like Kid Moses very much! The prose is wonderfully quiet and controlled . . . very good writing indeed." —Peter Matthiessen

“Thornton keeps an even tone with the kind of spare, austere language that reflects Moses’s stoic attitude and prevents the book from turning maudlin or crusading. . . . [Kid Moses] is a little boy with big contradictions, well worth following on his safari.” —The New York Times Book Review

"With the excitement of the archetypal perilous adventure, Thornton's stark, beautiful prose will hold readers in this story of a young boy's struggle to survive in Tanzania today. . . . It's the crisply evoked small moments in this tale of a homeless kid on the run that give the novel its remarkable power." —Booklist, starred review

"[Moses's] is a rough, tough life forthrightly told. . . . Highly recommended for all fiction readers." —Library Journal, starred review

“Thornton excels in showing a harrowing adult world through the eyes of a child who has been forced to grow up early. In the end, this is the rare work of fiction about childhood that refuses to admit any sentimentality into the narrative.” —Publishers Weekly

"Kid Moses is a lyrical, touching and profound book." —The Witness, Durban, South Africa

"An open-ended odyssey, as restless and contemplative as a traveler in the trackless veld. . . . This is a wonderfully honest, unsentimental and brutal look at issues that are affecting Africa today." —Cape Times, South Africa

"An exquisite narrative, harrowing, yet poignant." —Bookslive


Moses wanders through the remote Tanzanian wilderness lost, hungry and about to die. He is nine, or maybe ten years old, a homeless street kid from the port city of Dar es Salaam who has just buried his best friend . . .

Kid Moses is the sparsely written, but powerful story of Moses, who escapes the hustle and violence of Dar es Salaam to chase his father’s dream of returning to the farmlands of Tanzania. His ingrained need to be free takes him on a journey through the Tanzanian wilderness – a lonely, harsh and unnervingly quiet place. Accompanied by his friend Kioso and succumbing to hunger, Moses accepts a lift from a disturbed stranger and ends up living in the regimented confines of a rural orphanage, before seeking out the uncertain safety and shelter of the bush once more.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 134
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 1431403210
  • Editore: Jacana media (14 novembre 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00E19NT0E
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5.0 su 5 stelle The book is highly recommended, especially for students contemplating a career in economic ... 30 dicembre 2015
Di J. B. Wight - Pubblicato su
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Mark Thornton, a former student of mine, got the wanderlust and after graduation from college moved to Africa. There he created one of the top-rated safari companies, concerned with preservation of local cultures and natural habitats, as well as stunning photography.

In 2011 he wrote a charming short novel I only recently encountered. Kid Moses is the unnerving story of a street orphan from Dar es Salaam who winds up in the wild countryside.

The story weaves back and forth in time, and Moses confronts and overcomes dangers in the Tanzanian countryside far different from these he is accustomed to in the big city. Over-confidence is a persistent feature of human nature, and is exhibited here by some of Moses' choices.

In this moving narrative we experience life from the perspective of a child who is given chances for success, and how circumstances, institutions, policies, and personalities interweave to create a unique life.

The book is highly recommended, especially for students contemplating a career in economic development.
4.0 su 5 stelle The book arrived on time and the condition was as ... 25 aprile 2017
Di geo49e - Pubblicato su
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The book arrived on time and the condition was as described. The book was not what I expected and I felt it lacked the substance to hold my interest through out the read.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Insightful and honest 9 luglio 2012
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Kid Moses is fast paced and a fast read. Once I opened to page 1, I couldn't put it down until I read the last page. It's the story of Africa, it's poverty, it's people, the desecration of it's most precious natural resource, it's animal population. Kid Moses is just one of the mass of children I saw in the streets Dar Es Salaam. Africa is a wide angle experience, with magnificent vistas full with wildlife and cities teeming with people. Mark Thornton was able to surgically dissect this panorama and focus on the life of this one street child. This should definitely be on your A list.
4.0 su 5 stelle Four Stars 2 novembre 2016
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Gained immediate empathy for characters, sterling story, held my attention fully, thought well written, would read author in future.
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4.0 su 5 stelle You will like this kid 13 febbraio 2012
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I wasn't quite sure as I started the book. Thornton's work could have been just another story of a hard luck kid from a not so attractive African city, trying to pick his way through a minefield of predators, both human and otherwise. In just a few pages, however, I was captured, utterly. If you've been to the southern half of the African continent you will know why. If not, you will want to go. Make no mistake, this is not a travelogue. The characters are real, mostly because Thornton knows this part of the world and the stark contrasts of beauty and harshness that dominate their daily life are real. He is at his best in his descriptions of the African bush employing a sparseness of language that only heightens the picture. I suspect I am not the only reader who has read the book in one sitting. I had to know what was going to happen. One hopes that Thornton will reward his readers by working on a sequel.
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