Book Letters from Zimbabwe
Kara is a cosmopolitan woman in the prime of her life. After living in Asia, Australia and eastern Africa, she is now living, for the first time, in southern Africa. Quite different from the protagonists in Norman Rush’s stories Whites, whose loss of optimism and courage is echoed in laments about the dirt, the boredom, and the barren land scorched by the fierce sun, Kara takes a refreshing stance towards her new home. She derives her energy from writing letters to her best friend Hannah and from nature and people she encounters on her frequent travels through Zimbabwe. Kara Benson’s style stands out due to its lively, powerful, and evocative way of narration which is, at times, pointedly ironic.
A novel in letters, 123 pages, softcover, with colour fotos © Peter Poller, Bernd Decker, and Kara Benson