The overall theme is to love life while you have it despite horrible things which may be happening on the doorstep. It is a war story, but told from a very human perspective.
PERTH, Australia (PRWEB)
August 03, 2017
Author Mark Dixon got the inspiration to write the novel, “Cry My Country” (published by Balboa Press AU), from his personal experiences in living and working in Africa and listening to the tales told around the campfires at night and in people’s houses. Many of those people were trying to recapture the glory days of living in Africa.
Born on the same day 25 years ago, Daniel and Angus have known each other all of their lives. Angus is white and Daniel is black. To them, it means nothing, but to others it means everything. They have spent the last four years in the country’s army, hunting down terrorists who threaten Rhodesia with their new brand of democracy. They become the army’s best special service men. Without warning, the two are ordered to report immediately to the capital. There are new plans for Daniel and Angus. The military leaders want them out in the land they know with the people they know that are highly aggressive. They will choose a special squad of 50 men and make them into the most feared unit in Matabeleland.
“The overall theme is to love life while you have it despite horrible things which may be happening on the doorstep. It is a war story, but told from a very human perspective,” Dixon shares.
“Cry My Country” is set against the backdrop of the bush war marking the final days of Rhodesia in its transition to the new nation of Zimbabwe. From lush farmland to the cities to the sharp edge of the fighting in the bush, the story goes deep into the conflict through the characters of Daniel and Angus.
“Cry My Country”
By Mark Dixon
Softcover | 5x8in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781504301510
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781504301527
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Mark Dixon is a professional print journalist who has worked in many countries. He is a former editor of several publications, has won prizes for his work and is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He lives in the hills region of Perth, Western Australia.
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