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Mar 31, 2009
| ISBN 9780143115090
Mar 27, 2008
| ISBN 9781440638985
Apr 10, 2008
| 540 Minutes
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Mar 31, 2009 | ISBN 9780143115090
Mar 27, 2008 | ISBN 9781440638985
Apr 10, 2008 | ISBN 9781429592574
An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talentWhen Robyn Scott ‘s parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn changed forever. In this wild and new landscape excitement can be found around every corner, and with each misadventure she and her family learn more about the quirks, charms, and challenges of living in one of Africa’s most remarkable and beautiful countries as it stands on the brink of an epidemic. When AIDS rears its head, the Scotts witness the early appearances of a disease that will devastate this peaceful and prosperous country. Told with clear-eyed unsentimental affection, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle is about a family’s enthusiasm for each other and the world around them, with the essence of Africa infusing every page.
A glorious new voice on Africa, Robyn Scott’s adventures growing up in Botswana in a loving but eccentric family will be one of the season’s most talked-about memoirs.
Born in 1981, Robyn Scott began her formal education at the age of 14, when she started boarding school in Zimbabwe. Moving to New Zealand for her undergraduate degree, she studied bioinformatics at the University of Auckland. In 2004, she… More about Robyn Scott
“[A] beautiful and loving portrait.”– The Boston Globe
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