“Lalibela’s Wise Man” ~Matshona Dhliwayo~ Review




After his father passes away, Christian is denied his inheritance, disowned by his brothers, and thrown out of the family mansion. Life takes a terrible turn until he embarks on a life changing trip to Ethiopia to meet Lalibela’s wisest man.


Matshona Dhliwayo is a Canadian based Philosopher, Entrepreneur, and author of The Little Book of Secrets to Happiness, 50 Lessons Every Wise Mother Teaches Her Son, Dinner with King Solomon and 100 Lessons Every Great Man Wants You to Know


Very interesting book! Christian, the main character is devastated at the loss of his father. Being the favorite son and groomed to take over the family business, he is shocked to find that he is left nothing in his father’s will. Being the hated stepbrother, his two brothers kick him out of the family’s mansion with nothing but his few measly possessions.  But yet a letter from his father seems to turn things around for Christian if he  can only embrace the path that his life has taken.

The book opens with the news about Christian’s double loss (his father and his way of life), it makes you immediately feel sorry for him and want to keep reading! It is a very short story but within the story is loads of information, fine detail of the places Christian is in. I don’t normally read short stories, but this one is quite different from the ones I have read in the past. It is well written with characters that draw you in and can relate to. Enjoyed this very much! Much thanks to the author for allowing me to read and review! 🙂


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