In the Shade of the Mulberry Tree: A year in Zambia by Catharine Withenay
Approx. 73,120 words.
Published on March 12, 2013.
Moving to Africa with two young children was not what Catharine had planned to do with her life, particularly given her fear of malaria and tropical diseases. But following her husband to Zambia, she contends with poverty and potholes, motherhood and mosquitoes, and is variously rescued by goats, nuts, lavender and Sherry. Could she ever come to call this home?