Fly Birdie is a delightful short story about survival. Hannah is a bundle of nerves. She’s been living with an abusive, narcissistic husband who has finally “left in a cloud of dust” and sends spies in the guise of friends to find out if she has completely fallen apart as a result. Hannah, however, has survived her worst fears — a storm that partially fells the tree that has been her nemesis.
Also damaged by the storm is a small weaver. As Hannah takes it in, and cares for it, she is taken out of herself and begins to heal herself.
This is a poignant tale carefully detailing the resilience of the human spirit and its ability to be restored. It is beautifully told and full of hope. Another wonderful read from South African author, Jo Robinson. * * * *
African Me and Satellite TV, review;
Interview with Jo Robinson;
Africolonial Stories, Jo Robinson’s blog site