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Spots of a leopard - on being a man is a quest to discover the meaning of modern-day manhood.When internationally acclaimed journalist Aernout Zevenbergen moved to Kenya in 1997, he had no idea how deeply his encounters with joy and sorrow inMoreSpots of a leopard - on being a man is a quest to discover the meaning of modern-day manhood.When internationally acclaimed journalist Aernout Zevenbergen moved to Kenya in 1997, he had no idea how deeply his encounters with joy and sorrow in Africa would effect him. Writing about the most inspiring as well as the most disconcerting facets of life, Zevenbergen goes onto a subtle journey of self-discovery.What is love? If it takes a village to raise a child, does it also take a village to bury one? How does romance play a role in our lives? When is a man considered to be a good father? Can friendship conquer loneliness? What gives strength and inspiration when the going gets tough?Zevenbergen discusses these questions with a wide variety of men- from truckers to bikers, from paupers to presidents, from warriors to widowers. ‘We are leopards wiping away their spots.’ The author asks questions few have dared to ask men. Faced with their honesty, the author finds he courage to confront his own demons as well.===Matthew Fox (author of The Hidden Spirituality of Men): Your story telling is very powerful and moving and altogether creates a tapestry that gets one thinking strong thoughts and asking important questions.The Weekender: Zevenbergen has a true talent for getting people to open up and speak their heartsCape Argus: Wordsmith: Aernout Zevenbergen has written beautifully crafted essaysJury report Dick Scherpenzeel Foundation: He portrays in an extremely skillful way the face of traditions-in-flux.Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa - politics.be: By voicing his own doubts and questions and by openly reflecting upon his own life, the journalistic stories get a beautiful human face.Biblion: An extremely well written work on a topic for which there has been little attention.