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A Man Called Rejoice, by James Whyle
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"The contrasts between black and white are understated: an old world and a new; the enterprising Rejoice has more to him than the prosaic Warren; the intelligent, thoughtful Orchard could surely make a middle-class career as a teacher if he didn't have to go back to Zimbabwe and marry his brother's widow; but the cruellest irony of all is left until the end when Susan and Warren take a decision to start a family, the simple act of omission which enables them to create a new life the same one which has spelled the death of Rejoice. And Harmony. And Nkutu. And millions more. So where is the fault for so many deaths when prevention would have been so easy? We are being asked here to pity rather than blame. "