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Assegai by Wilbur Smith
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Mar 10, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

African adventure of the young Courtney - who predictably falls in love with the most beautiful woman around and comes to here rescue as a shining knight of the African Safari...
Great descriptions of hunting in wild Africa, the witch-doctor ceremonies and the dirigibles designed at the beginning of WWII.
Lots of action, hard to put down. I've been increasingly astonished at this writer's use of female characters as mindless strumpets, and the main heroine in this story is basically a whore - but a patriot and a really smart, beautiful whore. Maybe it is the author's advancing age.... maybe it is my advancing age... maybe I don't get the "period" where women were pawns of men.

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