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The Rites of Wrong Alan D. Jacobson

The Rites of Wrong

Alan D. Jacobson

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Garret Botha is an ex-soldier and current investigative journalist whose cynical pessimism has been sharpened by the unforgiving, war-torn majesty of Africa. When Cella Flynn enters his life he dares to hope again, to believe that the fragility ofMoreGarret Botha is an ex-soldier and current investigative journalist whose cynical pessimism has been sharpened by the unforgiving, war-torn majesty of Africa. When Cella Flynn enters his life he dares to hope again, to believe that the fragility of her beauty and brilliance of her art can help right the wrongs of his violent past.But despite his best intentions, he is unable to build a relationship of balance and mutual will. He dictates. She resists.Self-doubt grows with the arrival of Tame Khumalo, Garret’s irrepressibly optimistic and irresistibly charming photographer partner.It is now that Garret lives the destructive consequences of dictatorship- both personally and universally. As his inner demons, like shadows emerging from darkness, fall upon him, Cella and Tame, they are drawn into a triangle of insecurity, distrust, despair and finally redemption. They do so at a time when ordinary protestors throughout Africa and the world are discovering their collective power- standing up to their dictators and righting the wrongs.The euphoria of the Arab Spring, the poignancy of central Africa’s child soldiers and the cynicism of Zimbabwe’s blood diamonds provide the canvas upon which their true colours emerge in a climax that is both shocking and gentle, an end and a beginning – much like the events of 2011 themselves.