Deep in the African jungle where even the bravest are afraid to venture, lies a truth that will propel James through his improbable American journey, if he can come out alive. James a village boy in Africa receives a scholarship to go and study in America and he becomes the envy of the whole village. His girlfriend Janny is however skeptical of what a long distance relationship can do to love. But when Janny vanishes from the village, James and his dog Simba plunge into the belligerent forest at the risk of his life and his American dream. Love transcends all. ‘A Whisper in the Jungle’ is a suspense story full of love, humor and adventure, where the answer to love’s dilemma lies with a perfect kiss at the top of the Empire Building in New York City .
You tube video: Here is a taste of the
music I grew up listening to in Africa.
I was born under the hills of Mt. Kenya and no, the lions didn’t roar at my birth. In a post colonial Africa, my mum ventured into Nairobi City in search of a living and it was here that I was introduced into a 21st century Africa. See, while my parents diligently tried to teach me African customs and traditions, I learned a whole lot more about the western world through watching the 14 inch black and white TV and through reading western authors like Enid Blyton and Alfred Hitchcock. I represent the beating heart of a new Africa .
Many years later when I came to America on a soccer scholarship, it’s those childhood stories that resonated with me that I write about. I had believed in them as a kid, I believe in them now as an adult. I write because it makes me happy. Charles Dickens says that a writer who is natural has fulfilled the rules of art.
When I came to America , Americans asked me why I had an English name. I had never thought about this before. They asked me how come I speak English so swell and for the first time in my life I questioned my own identity.
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My Thoughts of A Whisper In The Jungle
There are places in the African jungle that no one dares to go. Unware of what or who is hiding in the shadows James has been taught to keep his distance of the shadows in the jungle beyond his village. This does not stop him from enjoying his time with his dog Simba, his friends and his older brother. Sometimes they will venture out to go hunting.
Janny a young girl in his village takes time to talk and visit with James. As they mature they find they have much in common and their friendship grows into love. When it is time for James to go off to boarding school Janny wonders what this move will do to their relationship.
James has done very well in school and has become a valuable player on his soccer team, each year getting better and better. Then he is offered a scholarship to go to America but when he returns home to celebrate Janny has gone missing along with some other children from their village. James refused to wait for help and plunges into the shadowy depths of the jungle to find Janny.
What has happened to those missing and what will become of James? Will he be throwing his future away or is it his future he is going after?
The author writes an intriguing story of mystery, suspense, adventure, romance and even humor. I have never read a book about modern day Africa so this was an adventure for me as well. Robert Mwangi definitely caught my attention and held it until the very end of the book. You will never guess what happens! The last part of the book sure surprised me as I am sure it will you also. The author seems like an intelligent, talented and delightful fun loving young man and I love his energy!
I highly recommend this book for middle grade, young adult and adult.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my honest opinion.
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