[ Reading ] ➿ My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore Author Adam Zameenzad – Bassgrotto.co.uk

My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore A Continent Of Permanent Revolution, Of Marauding Rebels And Despotic Governments, Yet One Of Love And Laughter, Compassion And Humanity This Is The Africa Of Today Nine Year Old Kimo, Wide Eyed Witness To Its Brutality, Is Starved Out Of His Home Village By Drought Desperate For Help, He Sets Out For The Big City Of Bader In The Company Of His Resourceful Friends, The Visionary Matt, Pagmatic Hena And Dreaming Golam Their Journey Takes Them Through A Country Paralysed By The Horrors Of Civil War, Horrors Which Soon Tighten Their Grip Around The Frail Hopes Of The Starving Foursome Buoyed Up By Laughter, Weighed Down By Tragedy And Violence, My Friend Matt And Hena The Whore Is An Impossibly Touching, Quite Extraordinary Accomplishment From An Outstanding New Writer.


10 thoughts on “My Friend Matt and Hena the Whore

  1. says:

    This is probably the most distrubing and meaningful book I have read maybe ever I say this because I read it years ago and think often about these three children traversing the african landscape looking for food and shelter It s a tale of famine, war, and politicial abuse and the how children in t...


  2. says:

    This novel is nearly perfect, full of heart, full of humour, full of horror and beauty One of the best I have ever read.


  3. says:

    Beautiful but harrowing story of three children crossing Africa One of those books I have thought about often in the years since I first read it Lovely but painful A fantastic read.


  4. says:

    En s m rklig bok Sv r att f nga och betygs tta, men en p flera s tt helt ny l supplevelse Fruktansv rt naken och brutal i sin beskrivning av v ld, vergrepp, sv lt Magiskt r r sig handlingen i gr nslandet mellan de levande och d da Andarna n rvarande Men det r ocks en v ldigt rolig bok, v rlden sedd ur oerfarenhetens perspektiv Ett oskyldigt barns ppna sinne Och det r en bok som ifr gas tter v rldsordningen och vuxenv rldens obegriplighet Jag var os ker nda till slutet vad jag tyc En s m rklig bok Sv r att f nga och betygs tta, men en p flera s tt helt ny l supplevelse Fruktansv rt naken och brutal i sin beskrivning av v ld, vergrepp, sv lt Magiskt ...


  5. says:

    Heart breaking tale of famine and civil war told through the voice of a child Lots of humour but the horror was real.


  6. says:

    Muuuuuito bom mesmo.


  7. says:

    Uno de los primeros libros que le al poco de llegar a Madrid, hace ya varios siglos Me lo prest aquella amiga que dec a que prefer a pasar hambre antes que dejar de comprar libros y otras fantas as.Es la historia de un ni o que se ve obligado a huir en medio de la guerra civil en un pa s del sur de frica Contempla escenas dantescas y llega a la gran ciudad No recuerdo mucho m s Seguramente, tampoco lo merece Y tampoco creo que nadie merezca pasar hambre por leerlo La traducci n es espan Uno de los primeros libros que le al poco de llegar a Madrid, hace ya...


  8. says:

    Bellissimo, divertente, toccante e commuovente.Un libro d una semplicit profonda La bellezza di Mamma Africa raccontata da bambini in viaggio, tra lacrime, risate e poesia, con gli occhi genuini dell infanzia Forse non la fame, n la malattia, a perseguitare la vita dei bimbi d africa, ma l ossessiva presenza dell uomo bianco, che finisce col vendere armi, provocare guerre, sbagliando persino quando invia aiuti umanitari E cosa c che cosa c che pi forte dell a La mancanz Bellissimo, divertente, toccante e commuovente.Un libro d una semplicit profonda La bellezza di Mamma...


  9. says:

    A modern, African Jesus slowly materializes out of the pages throughout the story At times it s wonderful and very funny, amid the gore and horror of civil war, hunger, theft and murder It d be a five hadn t it been for the last fifth or so, which I found confusing And it left me a bit sad I would have liked a little hope, something to match the humorous tone this otherwise very dark and tragic story follows A good read, nevertheless Definitely gonna readby this author I like his st A modern, African Jesus slowly materializes out of the pages throughout the story At times it s wonderful and very funny, amid the gore and horror of civil war, hunger, theft and murder It d be a five hadn t it been for the last fifth or so, which I found con...