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When Elephants Fly: One Woman's Journey from Wall Street to Zululand
by Carol Batrus
A memoir that speaks to all that have felt burnt out, stuck in a rut or unchallenged by the aspects of daily life--regardless of their personal success.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 18th 2005 by Fulcrum Publishing
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A memoir that manages to evoke no emotion at all. You'd think a 50 year old woman dropped into a Zulu tribal land could get something but the writing is bland. Little humor. There is introspection but it's kind of whine-y. Bleh. Shame really given the basic premise - successful American woman thrust into severe culture shock in Africa.
May 16, 2012 Nancy rated it 2 of 5 stars
I was not interested enough in it to even finish it. It is a straight "I did this, I saw this" kind of memoir, with very little personal evaluation or response to her 2 year stint helping in a small Zulu outpost. Everyone in book club felt it was lacking depth and good writing!