About Henning MankellSee more books from this Author
Subsequently, determined to honor Janine’s dream of service to Africa’s suffering natives, he arrives in Zambia shortly before violence sparked by warring tribes claims the lives and property of well-meaning white settlers, and incarnates the indigenous myth of a leopard and crocodile locked toge...| Read Full Review of The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
The Eye of the Leopard by Henning Mankell 315pp, Harvill Secker, £12.99 Shifting away from his usual police procedurals and Swedish glums, Mankell turns to Africa, which he knows through his work for Aids charities.May 03 2008 | Read Full Review of The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
It’s more than “culture shock” --- its “soul shock.” As the narrative travels seamlessly back and forth in time and place, the absolute contrasts leap out of the pages: cold country to hot country, a poor black population to rich whites who colonized South Africa, insurmountable cultural differen...Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
In Henning Mankell's The Eye of the Leopard, Hans Olofson's life is told in alternating chapters from his unhappy Swedish childhood to his years at a Zambian mission station against the backdrop of a gruesome African revolution.Apr 11 2008 | Read Full Review of The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
His decision to leave Sweden and follow the goal of his friend Janine in Africa was made without a lot of thought but the months in Africa turned into years.| Read Full Review of The Eye of the Leopard: A Novel
Rumors of an underground army of revolutionaries wearing leopard skins warn him that the truce is in danger of rupturing.
Alternating between Hans's years in Africa and those in Sweden, The Eye of the Leopard is a bravura achievement and a study in contrasts—black and white, poor an...
An aggregated and normalized score based on 45 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes