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Amidst the devastation of an African country in the final stages of collapse, militia seize an innocent captive and force him into slavery. Meanwhile, a lonely white schoolteacher struggles with personal demons and the hardships of everyday life in modern Zimbabwe. As each attempts to survive these uncertain times, the deeper effects of history and memory emerge, with devastating consequences... Powerful, provocative and timely, with a startling twist, Of Beasts and Beingsis an unforgettable...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Writing is not escapism; writing is confrontation.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The West End, watching a great play by a great writer in one of those great old theatres.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Sachin Tendulkar - the poet with a bat.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. perfect pitch

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. writing two novels I'm really proud of.

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