Gray Leakey was buried alive on Mount Kenya as a human sacrifice to the Gods of Mau Mau. This story is written by his daughter, now living in South Africa.
As a child she had a fascinating life among the wild animals of Africa. The Mau Mau revolution led to a double tragedy in her family. The book describes the author's inner battle to come to terms with disaster, and the extraordinary events that brought her and the very man who had planned her father's death, together in the search for a new kind of world.
This is a very personal story. The author feels that in South Africa today the stakes are so high that nothing should be withheld, if it might in any way help the estranged peoples of her country to find one another in a new South Africa.