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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Read The World - Chad - The Roots Of Heaven

Book: The Roots Of Heaven
Author: Romain Gary
Pages: 432
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO

This is my 155th read for the year.

This is mainly the story of Morel a survival of a Nazi camp who travels to Africa to try and stop the slaughter of elephants.  He has a mission to making hunting elephants illegal.   The story takes place in the 1950s.  Morel gathers a few followers to help him on his campaign and becomes either hunted or aided by African nationalist, European colonists, and an American Journalist who becomes facinated with the elephants and their plight.

This is a great book.  It is very well written, and walks us through Morel's time in Chad.  He is a French Nationalist who made it his mission to save these animals from cruel hunting especially for their ivory.  The book is full of discussion on environmentalism and the unrest in Africa.  It actually took me longer than I expected to read because it is not a light read by any means.  The pages are heavy with detail and you need to take your time to get the complete story.  But it was worth the time.

Stars: 4

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