The Year of the Leopard Song

The Year of the Leopard Song Alan embarks on a treacherous journey up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro following the Song of the Leopard which is also pulling his suddenly aloof friend Kimathi to the upper peaks and to a meeti

  • Title: The Year of the Leopard Song
  • Author: Eric Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780152008734
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alan embarks on a treacherous journey up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, following the Song of the Leopard, which is also pulling his suddenly aloof friend, Kimathi, to the upper peaks and to a meeting that will forever change both of their lives An engrossing story Booklist.

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    1. This book is a thrilling and chilling tale. It takes place in Kenya, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. Tribal legend clashes starkly with 20th century beliefs. It shows how the coming of the white man to Africa has changed the face of Africa, by bringing Western beliefs to the continent which clash with the traditional beliefs. The ending is sad and portrays how so much has changed over the years in African culture. I would have given this book 5 stars, but the epilogue was extremely short and [...]

    2. A fun book for children, exploring the differences between the British views of colonized Africa and the indigenous people. A magical journey up Mount Kilimanjaro which is drenched in very serious coming of age overtones. Ultimately the book is quite a simple read and uses lots of colourful imagery. However the content displays a much more serious note of subject matter: enlightenment. This book would be perfect for an able year 5 or less able year 6 class, I think it opens up a lot of opportuni [...]

    3. this book left me deeply, deeply dissatified and sick. Is the life of one white boy worth the lives of a full African tribe?

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