Sendker's new novel is Whispering Shadows.
Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I am currently reading, actually just finished two books, a novel and a non fiction book.Visit Jan-Philipp Sendker's website.
Ghana Must Go is a novel set in the USA and Africa. It was recommended to me by a friend whose taste in books I actually respect a lot. However, I was reluctant to pick up the book first and I don’t know why. The title? The cover? The story line? When I started I fell in love with it right away. The writing is simply fantastic, the rhythm, the style, the intensity. Chapeau! Same with the characters, a family searching for its roots and secrets between Africa and the USA. Highly recommended.
The other is Ten Billion a non fiction book by a British scientist about climate change. It was an eye opener for me. Recommended by my 18-year-old son I started reading in the evening and did not put it down before I had finished it in the early morning. It is a short book, it explains in plain sentences, with a few numbers and examples what we have been doing to this planet and what the consequences will be for us and our children and grand children. A must read for everybody.
The Page 69 Test: Whispering Shadows.
My Book, The Movie: Whispering Shadows.