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Shadows Along the Zambezi

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In 2008, Zimbabwe is a particularly dangerous place. Corruption, violence, rape, murder, and inhuman levels of greed and brutality ruled the land as lawless gangs of murderers battled for power. Pieter van Rooyen, a commercial farmer turned environmentalist, has felt the terror firsthand. Seven years earlier, his family was brutally murdered and his farm seized during Zimb ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published October 25th 2012 by iUniverse
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Trish Jackson
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Zimbabwe, Africa, when environmentalist and anti-poaching enforcer Piet van Rooyen, and wildlife biologist Jessica Brennan discover the freshly mutilated corpses of an entire elephant herd, they realize they are dealing with a group of professional poachers.
In a country where greed, corruption, savagery and lawlessness extend to the highest authorities, they know they are in for the fight of their lives if they are to save the other herds in the Zambezi valley. Along the way, they discover l
Greer Noble
Elephants have roamed the Zambezi Valley for thousands of years. A young American biologist, studying them, is soon enthralled by these gentle giants as much as she is with a young farmer pilot who shares her passion. The author immediately captivates the reader, engaging them in the day-to-day lives of specific herds, while naming and describing individuals. We are engrossed to the point of almost 'bonding' with these animals, so the possibility of any harm befalling them becomes personal.

The c
Dulcie Beak
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so enjoyed this book and towards the end I could not put it down only finishing at 2am! Having lived most of my early life in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, so many places had a lot of meaning to me. Diana’s knowledge of every detail in this book is incredible.
Sadly, so much of this story is fact and very true. It made me cry and at times it made me smile. I hope that it might awaken the world as to what is going on in many African countries, and instead of so many people burying their heads in the s
Marty Snowden
I love this book so much that I have bought additional copies to give to family members as gifts. Diana M. Hawkins, who was born in Rhodesia and still has family in Zimbabwe, writes from personal experience. Her characters feel as if they were friends writing to you from the continent of Africa.

After reading this book in hard copy and again in digital, I knew that I needed to take the time to recommend it to others. Diana M. Hawkins must've done a great deal of research about the wildlife, who a
Gerry van Tonder
Mesmerizing Africa. . .
Sitting down with Shadows along the Zambezi I was immediately transported into the mesmerizing Zambezi wilderness; the sounds, sights, smells and mystique that is undeniably unique to the African continent.
Novelist Diana M. Hawkins’ mastery of the descriptive narrative reveals the close-knit social structure of the African elephant and its habitat in an authoritative but eminently readable style. At the same time, the author highlights the very real and tragic plight of t
A tension filled book about elephant poaching in Zimbabwe.
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