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Place of Reeds By Caitlin Davies

Place of Reeds by Caitlin Davies

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This is the true story of a remarkable woman and her 12 extraordinary years in Botswana.

Place of Reeds Summary

Place of Reeds by Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies was in her twenties and studying in America when she met and fell in love with the enigmatic Ron. When Ron returns to his home in Botswana, Caitlin secures a teaching job in his village and the two begin their life together. Eager to absorb all that Setswanan culture has to offer, Caitlin endures the privations of poverty and the rigidity of the matriarchal family structure; she makes her home in Africa. But the Botswana of the 1990s is changing. AIDS and urbanization have taken their toll, violence is on the increase. When Caitlin is raped and stabbed, with her child in her arms, the family closes rank and she is ostracized by the very people she had grown to love; blamed for - and shamed by - a terrible act of violence visited upon her. This is a story about the clash of cultures, the inflexibility of beliefs and traditions. A story about women; about Caitlin and her daughter Ruby, and about Eliah and Madintwa - Ron's formidable mother and grandmother. Most of all. it's a story about one woman's courage, resiliance - and ultimately survival.

About Caitlin Davies

Caitlin Davies lives in north London with her daughter, Ruby. She writes regularly for the Independent, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.

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Place of Reeds by Caitlin Davies
Used - Very Good
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