Dr Margi Prideaux – Book review No Entry by Gila Green

Profile Dr Margi Prideaux LE Mag Sept 2019

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No Entry is welcome novel, imbued with well-researched passion. Set in South Africa’s famous, breath-taking Kruger National Park, YA and adult readers alike will enjoy the joys and sorrows of teenager, Yael Amar, who signs on to an elephant conservation program and comes face to face with violence, greed, murder, and the taste of a very real danger for all of us: elephant extinction.

Yael, a modern-day heroine with an innocent love interest that will appeal to a young audience, devotes herself to saving the planet from human greed. She sets about learning all she can about ivory poaching but endangers the life of herself and her friends when she accidentally encounters a murderous poaching ring. Yes, there is some violence, but it’s tempered, and the scenes are not sensationalised.

At a time when the earth has never been a more dangerous place for elephants, Yael is forced to decide on a new mission: expose this poaching ring to the police or return to the safety of her normal life—demonstrating to a young audience how working with others advances conservation efforts.

Gila Green has deftly woven an inspiring story about an ordinary girl who finds the inner strength to fight the people who would empty Africa of every last elephant to line their own pockets if they could.

Available at:
No Entry can be ordered from Stormbird Press: https://stormbirdpress.com/book/no-entry/
No Entry will be available through Amazon and all good bookstores on September 17 https://www.amazon.com/No-Entry-Gila-Green/dp/1925856178/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=No+Entry+Gila+Green&qid=1566536229&s=gateway&sr=8-1

No Entry by Gila Green

Gila Green
Canadian writer and editor Gila Green is the author of three novels, White Zion (Cervena Barva Press, March 2019), Passport Control (S&H Publishing, 2018), and King of the Class (NON Publishing). She has published two dozen short stories and writes often about immigration, alienation, and dislocation. Gila is an EFL college lecturer, a manuscript editor, and a flash fiction instructor on the WOW-womenonwriting site. She lives between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with her five children, her husband, and her dog. No Entry is her first South African novel which she wrote based on her own memories of Kruger National Park. She felt compelled to write it when she discovered the horrors encountered by African elephants. She does most of her writing in a converted bomb shelter overlooking the Judaean Hills, which were once the heart of the Kingdom of Judah.

Margi Prideaux 
Margi Prideaux has written about wildlife, international politics and law almost every day for the past 27 years. As an international negotiator and independent academic, with a Ph.D. in wildlife policy and law, her words have been tuned to inform policy audiences in more than 20 different international conservation processes. Her essay Trading in Bones appeared in Live Encounters, 12 December 2017. https://liveencounters.net/2017-le-mag/12-december-2017/dr-margi-prideaux-trading-in-bones/

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