I think I will always grapple with the definition of freedom–there are so many types. However, as a fiction writer, I care about what it feels like to be free, regardless of the catalyst that spawned it.
With this third book launched, I have written about three specific aspects of freedom:
Book One: A quest for personal freedom
while a nation (Mozambique) struggled for its liberation (A Fado for the River)
Book Two: Tolerance and the freedom of privacy (Atone for the Ivory Cloud)
Book Three: The right to belong, anywhere, anyhow (The Drowning Bay).
I have the choose to tell stories that expose certain aspects of freedom and show characters who must struggle with their conscience and their own idea of freedom to stay alive. That is the choice I have made to define who I am as a writer. If this trilogy proves to you that I believe in freedom for all, then I have done my work, and along the way I hope you agree that I have told some damn good stories!
This is a stand-alone novel, however characters from books one and two reappear in this story.
This is a stand-alone novel, however the characters of Allison and Sipho reappear in The Drowning Bay.
This is a stand-alone novel, however the characters of Raf and Gida reappear in The Drowning Bay.