Ian Holding’s tense, sparse prose, vivid sense of place, and searing portrait of a boy in a situation almost beyond imagining make this an unforgettable debut.
Unfeeling by Ian Holding Scribner £1. 9, pp243. Set in contemporary Zimbabwe, Unfeeling tells the story of white 16-year-old Davey Baker, one-time heir to a prosperous farming estate, Edenfields. As the novel opens, Davey has been orphaned following a brutal attack by the local militia seeking to 'redistribute' the Bakers' land.
An uncomfortable book as its world is modern Zimbabwe seen mainly through the eyes of the 16 year old white farmer's son who survives his parents' massacre, feels responsible and has to act. A very uncomfortable book as it makes the reader aware too of the violence of the previous white rule by sjambok. A wonderfully well-written book that should be read as it portrays so clearly the plight of all of those who suffer when violent rule is the norm,whether it is rule by their father, their boss or, worst of all, the government. Find similar books Profile
ISBN 10: 1552639177 ISBN 13: 9781552639177. Publisher: Key Porter Books, 2007.
Davey is in the attic when the gang comes
Set against the backdrop of a post-independent African country during the notorious farm attacks, Unfeeling is a powerful narrative that captures the moral, political and social complexity of a nation torn apart by violence. Sixteen-year-old Davey Baker is in the attic when the militia comes to Edenfields to '?reclaim'? his family's farm.
Key Porter Books, 2007 - Fiction - 243 pages. Set against the backdrop of a post-independent African country, Unfeeling is a narrative that captures the moral, political, and social complexity of a nation torn apart by violence. Sixteen-year-old Davey Baker is in the attic when the militia comes to Edenfields to "reclaim" his family's farm. Locked in shock, he witnesses the brutal murder of both his parents.
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Ian Holding (born 29 March 1978) is a Caucasian Zimbabwean writer. His first novel, Unfeeling was critically acclaimed on publication in the United Kingdom in 2005, and was one of the first fictional attempts dealing with the complex political and social situation in Zimbabwe, in particular the country's controversial Land Reform Programme