SOURCE: Author David Fergusson

Author David Fergusson

December 09, 2011 18:19 ET

Modern Africa's Struggles Drive New Novel, 'Tribe of Shadows - The Hunted'

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2011) - In a part of the world as beautiful as it is brutal, the fate of two brothers and a nation are at the mercy of a ruthless military general in author David Fergusson's tale of modern Africa and its struggle for freedom and self-determination in the new novel "Tribe of Shadows - The Hunted" (

William Hunt is a renowned journalist living in London when his brother, Ross, who runs a photographic camp on the edge of an African game reserve, sends a desperate message: He is running for his life from a feared and powerful military leader who commands a legion of merciless guerillas. Loosely based on actual events and the real-life experiences of people who have endured civil wars and ethnic clashes, the novel explores the breathtaking violence and spiritual redemption of a struggling region of the world.

For Fergusson, who grew up in the former Rhodesia -- now Zimbabwe -- in its troubled transitional years, the story is personal.

"African nations are among the most beautiful, but most troubled in the world and I wanted to capture the essence of that struggle and do so in a way that allows readers all over the world to relate to the plight of the people who live there," says Fergusson, who now makes his home in Zambia.

"Tribe of Shadows delves deeply into the darkness of the lost soul, and the compassion and patience needed to draw it out of the shadows to a place of peace."

Blessed with some of the world's most fantastic natural beauty, incredible wildlife and riches in natural resources, sub-Saharan Africa remains a region struggling to join a modernizing world.

Fergusson's work seeks to explore that difficult transition, following the two brothers, their friends and their family members as they are pursued by mercenaries intent on burying a secret. Their story culminates in a dramatic ending that reflects strong messages of resiliency and faith.

About David Fergusson
David Fergusson has turned his dramatic personal history into a riveting work of fiction in "Tribe of Shadows - The Hunted." Born during a bush war in the waning days of Rhodesia, Fergusson grew up as his homeland transitioned into the nation of Zimbabwe. While most families left, Fergusson stayed for 26 years.

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