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Author Lockhart, Chris, 1967- author.

Title Walking the bowl : a true story of murder and survival among the street children of Lusaka / Chris Lockhat and Daniel Mulilo Chama.

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2022]


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 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.96 LOC    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Barney Branch - Adult Department  362.709 LOC    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.7 LOC    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  362.7 LOCKHART    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.968 LOCKHART    Check Shelf
Description 304 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary For readers of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nothing to Envy, this is a breathtaking real-life story of four street children in contemporary Zambia whose lives are drawn together and forever altered by the mysterious murder of a fellow street child. Based on years of investigative reporting and unprecedented fieldwork, Walking the Bowl immerses readers in the daily lives of four unforgettable characters: Lusabilo, a determined waste picker; Kapula, a burned-out brothel worker; Moonga, a former rock crusher turned beggar; and Timo, an ambitious gang leader. These children navigate the violent and poverty-stricken underworld of Lusaka, one of Africa's fastest growing cities. When the dead body of a ten-year-old boy is discovered under a heap of garbage in Lusaka's largest landfill, a murder investigation quickly heats up due to the influence of the victim's mother and her far-reaching political connections. The children's lives become more closely intertwined as each child engages in a desperate bid for survival against forces they could never have imagined. Gripping and fast-paced, the book exposes the perilous aspects of street life through the eyes of the children who survive, endure and dream there, and what emerges is an ultimately hopeful story about human kindness and how one small good deed, passed on to others, can make a difference in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Subject Street children -- Zambia -- Lusaka.
Murder -- Zambia -- Lusaka.
Lusaka (Zambia) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Added Author Chama, Daniel Mulilo, author.
ISBN 9781335425744 (hardcover)
1335425748 (hardcover)
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