In Johannesburg 1986 Miriam could no longer stand the city. She
questioned whether South Africa would be reduced to civil war.
Setting out on foot Miriam's quest leads to a place where the
time threads have been loosened. Her journey leads to a period
spent with Bushman where she is accepted without reservation,
to Shaka who founded the Zulu nation, to the days when the Dutch
first appeared. Her journey continues until the inauguration
of Nelson Mandela the first democratically elected President
of the country.
"Time Trials" is a
lively unorthodox and inceptive tale with extraordinary organization,
supposition and concept. Writer Evans endeavors to set forth
the notion for keeping in touch with reality when faced with
actuality of what is happening to and around us. Evans takes
a long hard look at the various of people who have populated
Africa over the centuries and weaves a hard hitting tale that
pulls few punches.
"The age of communication
has changed the world that we live in and in turn has altered
the manner in which we conduct our lives." Writer Evans
clearly has a strong handle on the reality of the world in which
we live today. Her penchant for research becomes unequivocal
as we travel through the pages of her work. Citations aid the
reader in knowing who, what and where has shaped Evans' understanding
regarding the time and situation she is presenting. The huge
world facing our ancestors is now reduced to what we can see
and hear via media. The isolated countries caring for their individual
situations has disappeared and in their place is a new world
where every one on earth may know what is happening at the time
it occurs wherever on earth.
Evans proffers Mandela quoting
Marianne Williamson's 'Return To Love' in which our existence
as children of God is glorified, as a powerful ending to the