Friday, March 7, 2014

My review of African Me and Satellite TV

Review of African Me and Satellite TV. Normally not my kind of reading material, I soon found myself caught up in the story of Suzette Herzog, a white woman in Africa.

This is a story that will tug at your heart and make you question yourself on how you view others not of your skin color. The story starts with her withdrawn within herself. She refuses to see or think about what is going on in Africa. Being an african minority, events cause her to emerge from the white superior mentality of other whites. She views the darker skinned natives as her equal, not judging them based solely on color. Circumstances finally draws the timid, frightened Suzette, into the real world finding she has the courage to speak the truth. This alienates her, from her own family that viewed the dark skinned people inferior to the white race. Some of the whites attempt to kill her for saying everyone was equal.

 Anyway, this story will have you smiling, crying and understanding what it is like to be a minority, even if you are white.

The Main Character is as I mentioned, Suzette Herzog, a married, motherless painter that for several years was withdrawn into herself, blinding her mind to all the events going on in her life and world. Her husband and her become like strangers sharing the same house until the scared, timid woman faces events that force her to emerge from her shell because of her concern for others.

Princess- loyal cook and housekeeper, becomes family after so many years of living with the Herzog's. Princess knew what life was really like outside the home, doing her best to shield Suzette from the ravages of others until she emerges from her shell. 

Christopher- the silent, mild mannered gardener that also hid in a shell because of events in his life. Suzette's emergence from her shell led him to emerge as well and they become good friends. She finds an intelligent person that hid for years, hiding behind a simpleton shield. 

Once you start reading this, you will see why I found this story so compelling. You can buy it at this link.

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