Shadow of the Leopard (Sofia #3)
A powerful, haunting story set in Mozambique by a world-renowned author.
Readers met Sofia previously in Secrets in the Fire, when, at the age of 9, she lost her legs in a land mine explosion in Mozambique.
Now Sofia is almost 20 and pregnant with her third child. Armando, the father of her children, travels to the city for work, coming home on weekends.
One Saturday Armando...more
Det var en kort och lättläst serie, men den berörde. Kändes lite som om jag besökte min barndom (although, jag hade bara läst första då). Saken är då den att det var ganska så tydligt att det inte fanns något slut. Sofia trampar på en mina, måste anpassa sig. Boom slut. Okej.
Några år senare, Sofias syster får aids. Boom slut. okej
Några år senare, Sofias man beter sig konstigt och farlig ...more
Shadow of the Leopard by Henning Mankell is a continuous journey of the story, Secrets in the Fire. Sofia, once a young girl, was split from her family after being in war-torn Mozambique. She lost her father and sister during this battle, and not to mention her legs in an explosion. Ten years later, Sofia is now 20 and already has two children, with a third one on the way. She continues her journey of living in poverty throughout this story. Even with Sofia being so strong, she still has horribl ...more
Wow, this book is something incredible, I have read Mankell because of Wallander (a book series I greatly enjoy) and his other detective books are great too. But this is a different Mankell, who writes about the lives of those displaced by war and poverty in Africa. He gives us a little glimpse in the life of Sofia, via 3 stories of decisive moments in her life. The first one where she has to flee her town-home because is being reided and everyone murdered, to find refuge on a scant town where m ...more
Mankell split his time between Sweden and Mozambique. He was married to Eva Bergman, Swedish director and daughter of Ingmar Bergman.