An ordinary Australian mum caught in the drama of an African civil war.
Maggie, with her family, join SudanAID, an organisation working with refugees in southern Sudan. Maggie’s role is to manage their guesthouse in Nairobi, Kenya. As the civil war escalates, SudanAID’s projects are abandoned, and the Sudanese Government threatens to expel the organisation for collaborating with the rebels.
Against this backdrop Maggie relates the heartwarming, the horrific and the humorous stories of the everyday dramas in the lives of her family, co-workers, and guests, both expatriate and national. As her understanding of the African culture grows, she learns the values of tolerance and acceptance and finds the inner strength to come to grips with two critical events that bring SudanAID to its knees.