Brimming with dangerous passions and the pressures of life in a time of war, Whiteman is a stunning debut and a tale of desire, isolation, humor, action, and fear.
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He has elected to live in this West African country of "bloody coups and bloodless coups and attempted coups and aborted coups and averted coups and rumored coups" for the same reason idealists whether missionaries, Peace Corps workers or democracy-builders have always given upon venturing in...Apr 16 2006 | Read Full Review of Whiteman
Funnily enough, there are many "NGO dogs" in Africa, recognisable by the collars placed on them while they were still loved, before their departing owners abandoned them to struggle for survival: an abiding image of the aid workers' relationship with Africa.Jul 08 2006 | Read Full Review of Whiteman
When the war finally forces Jack to flee, D'Souza (no relation to political pundit Dinesh) skillfully counterpoints Jack's sojourn with his stateside existence, yielding unexpected motivations for Jack's work and his liaisons.| Read Full Review of Whiteman
In this intensely observed tale, U.S. relief worker Jack Diaz arrives in the coup-ridden Ivory Coast on behalf of Potable Water International.Apr 05 2006 | Read Full Review of Whiteman
There is even a point where the author makes a crucial mistake in his timeline of events by saying first, that Jack's organization has no money for wells because of the 9/11 terrorist attack, but then later he says that Jack arrived in 1999 so in fact they should have had money for at least a cou...Jan 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Whiteman
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