One Year Under Weeping Mountain by Daniel Dacre
Approx. 68,810 words.
Published on December 23, 2011.
A year in Africa as a volunteer teacher. The vision draws Richard Stokes, a young man just out of university, to escape. Fed up of his drab life in Britain of the 80s and filled with dreams, he finds them somewhat dashed in the harshness and beauty of his new posting. Grandeur and tragedy seem intertwined in Batsaola, a southern African country still scarred by a bitter independence struggle.