Discipline iTBy coincidence yesterday I heard Rev Tim Costello talking about Australia s foreign aid budget on The Religion Report on ABC Radio National Australias a long way short of contributing 07% of GNP which we signed up to do through the nternational Millennium goal We give only 035% but even so that miserly amount last year saved the lives of 200000 men women and especially children With a federal election later this year and politicians of all stripes talking cost cutting measures Costello spoke up on behalf of our "aid agencies to advocate that there be no further cuts to the "agencies to advocate that there be no further cuts to the aid budget which has become progressively meaner since the 1950s under
ROBERT MENZIESWHAT BUNDU DOES IS TO MenziesWhat Bundu does s to the need for foreign aid Claimed by Desire into sharp focus Brand de la Reys an environmental researcher living Say Youll Remember Me in a remote region near the fluid border between South Africa and Mozambiue He lives a monastic sort of existence with his assistant Vusi a Zulu who experiences lifen a mystical sort of way which causes occasional conflict with Brand s evidence based way of looking at the world At the hospital some distance away there s Vukili
"the possibly not "
possibly not ualified doctor a couple of nuns and Julia a uixotic and headstrong woman who s volunteering n order to work off her feelings of worthlessness and rage about the politics of South Africa Yes there s an Mehr als das
instant but fraught attraction between Brand and Julia but trust met s not the focus of the bookTo read the rest of my review please visi. Nd our reach; why can we not take the final step towards each other Bundu s about the people and the animals of Africa at the height of their beauty and the depth of their despair It s a love story and a meditation on the mystery of our powers and the limitations that we share with our brothers the anima.
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love films which are those slow moving deep riversthis Eye to Eye
is the book euivalent an unexpected page turner Read my full review on my blog This book could ve gonen several different directions It avoids being preachy but Accidentally Expecting
it makests points well enough What I particularly liked was the ending Circumstances have galvanised these disparate ndividuals created a necessary bond but once the crisis s over their Herzrivalen
involvementn t at any rate they no longer have sufficient reason to cohere and drift apart far too easily You would think what they ve been through was a life changing experience but perhaps these people s lives had already been so changed by what had happened n their that nothing was ever going to bring them It certainly "that nothing was ever going to bring them back It certainly me pause for thought because at least as far as Africa goes nothing has changed there A few people manage to get saved but who s to say that where they ended up will not face Alaskan Nights
its own faminen two or three years All part of what de la Rey calls the Great Process not a Divine Plan but an admission that Nature had no use for chance You can read my full review on my blog here I expected much the story line was good but the writer failed to draw me nto the story I m not sure f t was his writing or a problem of translation but was not captivated once and really wanted to feel like was with the characters n the book experiencing and seeing the hardship Although I ve read uite a few books from South Africa most of them have been wri. In a place near Mozambiue where no one knows the boundary drought Always Look Twice
is changing everything Tens then hundreds of people seek refugen a forgotten outpost where a clinic All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night
is run by lonely souls of uncertain training nuns staunchly determined to serve But thenundation soon becomes too much for them and there. T
ten n English I ve read nearly everything JM Coetzee wrote before he migrated to Australia some by Nadine Gordimer and Gillian Slovo the Martha uest books by Doris Lessing "CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY BY ALAN "the Beloved Country by Alan and n recent years I ve tried to keep up with the work of Damon Galgut because I find his books Annalee And The Lawman
intriguingShortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Bundu by Chris Barnards one of the few books I ve read that has been translated from the Afrikaans Barnard b1939 s a highly regarded author in South Africa winning multiple prizes ncluding a South African Literary Award for
South Africa winning multiple prizes ncluding a South African Literary Award for Achievement According to Wikipedia he along with Andr Brink an author whose unforgettable 2001 novel The Other Side of Silence I read back n 2004 was a prominent member of Die Sestigers The Sixty ers a literary movement which was Anything For His Son
influenced by contemporary English and French trends and used the Afrikaans languagen protest against the apartheid governmentBut times have moved on since the 1960s and the battle for democratic government and Barnard s short novel of only 219 pages Anticipation
is concerned with socialssues In one of the most misleading blurbs I ve come across the publisher calls t on the book cover an unforgettable African story full of romance and adventure but anyone expecting a bodice ripper will be sadly disappointed by this melancholy tale of drought and starvation n the bundu It s actually a most unsettling book which left me sleepless after I finally finished Is no help from outside Within the small community of outcasts a plan takes shape that s as outrageous as t s nspired The Annie and the Outlaw
illegal adventure that followss a humanitarian act of heroic proportions yet unsung ANNIE AND THE PRINCE
in the greater world Andn The Single Dad's Redemption
its wake unanswered uestions remain whats t that lies just beyo.