Wilbur Smith Writing Styles in Men of Men

Wilbur Smith
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Point of View

Men of men is written from several perspectives. It begins with Zouga Ballantyne and his family and their struggle to survive as he searches for his fortune. Switching between narrative and first person perspective, Wilbur Smith competently weaves a tale that tells a complicated story from many points of view. Zouga's sons each strike out in their own directions, weaving a story that brings them back to their relationship with their father. The reader also gets an inside look at life in a king's kraal in northern Africa as King Lobengula rules his Matabele tribe. Told through the eyes of Lobengula, Bazo and even at times the Umlimo and later Bazo's wife, Tanase, we are taken on a journey of love and loyalty, obedience and faith, and the dark aspects of such.

The reader also gets an inside look at life from a Missionary's perspective, as...

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