Forget the Maldives – come to Rwanda!

Forget the Maldives – come to Rwanda!

If you hear the name Rwanda, most people will either: associate it with the mountain gorilla; recall the appalling genocide of 1994 that swept across the country with devastating speed, claiming a million lives in the process; ask you: “Rwanda? Who’s that?” (which is precisely what a young shop assistant said when I enquired about [...]

Sex, Lies and Genocide – dangerous premise for a novel?

Sex, Lies and Genocide – dangerous premise for a novel?

For the last two years I have been writing, re-writing, changing the title, re-writing yet again, and at last finalising my latest novel, which was inspired by my trip to Rwanda in October 2016. In a nutshell, Once Upon a Thousand Hills is a very modern love story that blends a risky cocktail of sex, [...]

How Rwanda inspired a Love Story with a Difference

How Rwanda inspired a Love Story with a Difference

When I visited the exquisite country of Rwanda eighteen months ago, together with my daughter and Errant Hubby (who was not yet errant back then, needless to say), I had no idea what was in store for me. I’m sure most people will automatically associate the name ‘Rwanda’ with the genocide against the Tutsi that [...]

SOHO SHALOM

SOHO SHALOM

SOHO SHALOM, my latest novel, revolves around the life of a feisty Jewish university graduate who works in a sex shop, Naomi Lieberman, and the Rwandan-born director of a refugee centre in Soho, John Paul Chambers. The novel opens with a hard-hitting introduction set in Kigali during the Rwandan genocide. This is counterbalanced - as the [...]