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The Flower Plantation by Nora Anne Brown
  

The Flower Plantation

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Set in the run up to the Rwanda genocide, the country’s horrific conflict is shown through the eyes of a little boy who is mute and has no real interest in anything other than his butterflies. An impressive first novel which manages to expertly contrast Arthur’s innocence with the impending brutality of a country on the brink of terror.Bittersweet and beautiful.

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The Flower Plantation by Nora Anne Brown

Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his half-Tutsi, half-Belgian father and English mother on a flower plantation, where he talks to no one - not even the butterflies he avidly collects. Beni, the cook's granddaughter, is a child much like Arthur, but one who lives in a world far different from his own. Their friendship will take them from innocent adventures to dangerous encounters and on towards dark revelations. As the years pass and conflicts erupt outside the plantation, Arthur comes to realize that the safe haven of his childhood and the entire country around it is about to be torn apart.

About the Author

Nora Anne Brown studied composing at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2010 a trip to Rwanda gave her the inspiration for her first novel, The Flower Plantation, and her passion for Africa. Nora lives near St Andrews in Scotland with her husband. The Flower Plantation is Nora's first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th March 2014

Author

Nora Anne Brown

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Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
300 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846883156

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