Melanie Schnell in QC
“Schnell’s observations informed her novel, but so did some of her direct experiences: Sandra’s turning point in the book was based on a harrowing accident Schnell was in.
“About six weeks after arriving in Sudan, she was travelling in a truck with a Kenyan aid worker and a Dinka translator when one of their passengers, a young man, jumped from the back of the truck and died. Even though it was an accident, the group had to flee for their lives.”
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