The Golden Light of Africa: A Love Story

The Golden Light of Africa: A Love Story

by Erna Gianotten


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Emma ends up at a remote mission post near Lake Victoria in Africa together with her husband Tomas and their toddler. For Tomas, a dedicated tropical doctor, it is a childhood dream come true. But for Emma it is the start of a confusing adventure.

In spite of torrential rain, creepy crawlers, the threat of war and life-threatening diseases, Emma manages - more or less. She feels alienated and lonely.

Then she meets Sven, adventurer and wildlife photographer. A whirlwind romance evolves, set in the majestic landscape of Africa of the '70s. Emma is caught up in an impossible love triangle, but their magical bond has a reason.

If you like Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, you will love The Golden Light of Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789492371720
Publisher: Amsterdam Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Erna Gianotten was the second youngest of eight. Erna's mother kept her close to home: she and her younger sister seldom went beyond its gates.

At age 21 during her first job as primary schoolteacher, she fell head over heels in love with a young doctor who was inspired by Africa. Within two years they had their first baby and Erna was teaching refugee children in West Africa. Their next contract brought them to an upcountry mission hospital near Lake Victoria, where she gave birth to her two sons.

Back in the Netherlands Erna started writing. She became a journalist and authored many articles and books on parenthood, relationships and sexuality, inspired by her husband's career move from tropical medicine to medical sexology.

Besides her journalistic work, she became a dance teacher, and those experiences inspired her bestselling series of children's books on ballet.

She gave up her career as a journalist to write the mainly autobiographical The Golden Light of Africa - A Love Story.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

About the Author

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