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All profits from novel go to SOS Children

All profits from novel go to SOS Children

If you’re a follower of life in the literary world, you may have heard of Michael Anthony’s novel The Wind That Blows Before the Rains. Perhaps you didn’t realise, however, that all proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards SOS Children’s work in Zimbabwe, where the novel is set.

Michael’s debut novel takes place during Rhodesia’s violent transformation into Zimbabwe. The Wind That Blows Before the Rains tells the story of how the events of this tumultuous time touched the lives of ordinary people. The result is a compelling story of struggle, passion and friendship set in one of the most turbulent periods in the country’s recent history.

One of the novel’s central characters is Sengamo, a black man brought up on a white farm. Though he joins the fight for independence, he is disheartened by the brutality that ensues in the fight for supremacy. His story explores his fight to overcome this tension.

The Wind That Blows Before the Rains100% of profits to SOS Children

In an unprecedented move for a first-time author, Michael has chosen to donate all profits from the sale of the book to SOS Children. These funds will support our vital work helping vulnerable families and children across Zimbabwe, where well over a third of people live in poverty.

“We are delighted that Michael Anthony has chosen to make such a generous contribution to our work,” says Andrew Cates, CEO of SOS Children. “The proceeds from his book will help us to provide a safe and loving home for extremely vulnerable children in Zimbabwe, many with HIV/AIDS. You can support us by buying the book, talking about it, and so help us to transform young lives.”

To support SOS Children and enjoy a thrilling read at the same time, you can buy The Wind That Blows Before the Rains in electronic format from most online retail stores. Print editions are limited, so hurry before stocks run out!

SOS Children in Zimbabwe

1.5 million Zimbabwean children live without their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Of the one million people living with the disease, around 150,000 are children.

SOS Children has been helping since 1983. We work to support children orphaned by AIDS, providing extra support to families devastated by the disease to ensure they are able to care for extra children. We provide financial support so that they can afford food, healthcare and education for orphaned children, and provide a loving home to those who have no one else to turn to.

Learn more about our essential work in Zimbabwe...