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Child Witch Kinshasa (Volume 1) Paperback – November 30, 2013
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"The exotic sounds, smells and sights of the Congo bring Child Witch vividly to life. It's a compelling, often exciting, story built around strong characters in a world that makes readers question their own beliefs and motives." - Liverpool Echo
"Gives profound insights into three very different ways of life: the incomprehensible bureaucracy of international charity work; the difficulty of bringing up kids in the UK; and the life of a street kid in one of Africa's most screwed up nations. This tricky issue is handled deftly. The novel is peppered with Mike Ormsby's cynical scouse humour and never gets boring." - Huffington Post
"A novel to take you out of your comfort zone and into the muddled spiritual world of an African megacity. Ormsby's is a fresh, distinct voice and Child Witch a courageous debut." - Tim Butcher, author of 'Blood River'
"Excellent. Excellent. Follow Dudu, a Congolese boy accused of sorcery, who flees his village and is befriended by a former child soldier, on an adventure he could never have imagined. They cross paths with British journalist Frank, who is wondering how to make a difference in DRC. Frank saves the boys from a beating and sees his chance. I loved this funny, adventurous, and heartwarming book. Ormsby writes with humor, sensitivity and empathy, from personal experience. For any reader craving good fiction, more than simple entertainment. Highly recommended." - Tracy A. Fischer, Readers' Favorite
"A novel to take you out of your comfort zone and into the muddled spiritual world of an African megacity. Ormsby's is a fresh, distinct voice and Child Witch a courageous debut." Tim Butcher, author of 'Blood River'
About the Author
Mike Ormsby was born in Ormskirk, England in 1959. His short story collection 'Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania' was first published in 2008 by Editura Compania. The Romanian version 'Grand Bazar Romania' was published simultaneously. 'Spinner the Winner', his picture-book for children, about a wind turbine, was published in 2012 (Amazon/Createspace). Mike's screenplay 'Hey, Mr DJ' was filmed in Kigali in 2007 and topped the bill at Rwanda's first Hillywood Film Festival. His short script 'Enfants Dits Sorciers' was filmed in Kinshasa in 2002. Mike is a former BBC journalist and World Service trainer. He and his wife Angela Nicoara are based in Transylvania, where they have lived for 500 years. 'Child Witch' is his first novel.
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I am truly looking forward to the next book as I need to find out what happens!
The book drew me in on several levels. I work in media development and it’s not often that one encounters a main character (hero?) with the occupation of journalism trainer. Also, as someone interested in disability history and culture, the aspect of impairment being used as “evidence” of witchcraft or evil was of interest. This unfortunately has been a practice in many cultures in history and continues in many parts of the world today.
I also liked the way Ormsby handled the juxtaposition between the experience in Africa and the journalist’s family back in the UK.
Would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in Africa, journalism, disability or just a good story.
While the main story about child exorcism is hair raising and sad, the writing style made it easy to read. I'm looking forward to the sequel.