Zimbabwe by John Parker

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John Parker was born an Ayrshire farmer's boy on the 1st of January 1964 in the West of Scotland. After travelling the world, mainly by himself, he now prefers to divide his time between his home in Scotland and his house on La Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Parker's interests are writing comedy, travelling and photography. While preferring to tutor himself in his writing dexterity or any other intellectual allegiance, he acquired a handy knowledge of various languages to assist him on foreign shores. As he backpacked all over the world, this bilingual adroitness gave Parker a different perspective and outlook on the many places he saw and the people he met along the way. Zimbabwe is the second of Parker's books after writing Escape Route, which is about the many ridiculously comical tight spots he experienced during his backpacking journeys. On one of Parker's many digressions he sojourned all over Africa, and his observations there, along with his farming background, inspired him to write this book. Zimbabwe is a fictional book of satirical humour about a country ruled by a dictator. The story denotes a wry and often cruel dénouement regarding the consequences of dictatorships, and also presents a supposition on how the lives of the citizens within them are affected. The humorous characters within the literary composition will tend to veer the reader towards the hypothesis that both black and white people are guilty of a slightly tribal built-in prejudicial disposition, and it also reveals how fickle the human race can be. However, it's all written in the name of comedy, and the moral of the book is to demonstrate the instability in character that makes up the human psyche and to find the humour that lies beneath. Many literary critics are now commenting that there isn't enough humour being written nowadays. Zimbabwe is unique and others who have read it thought it was hilarious, written by an author with a sharp sense of humour, you will have a laugh or two if you read on.

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Published June 6, 2013 by AuthorHouse. 214 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a Scottish family hears that a relative's homestead in Africa is being threatened by Robert Mugabe's regime, they try to overthrow the dictator in Parker's (Escape Route, 2012) novel.

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