An African Boy, An American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom
by Jim Gash
Pub Date Jan 26, 2016
I was given a copy of Divine Collision by the publisher and there partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my
Henry dreams of going to college but fears he may have to drop out of Senior Three after there family looses there savings. In 2008 Henry, his Father, his Mother and his younger brother Joseph are arrested later there Mother is released but Henry and Joseph are sent to a home until trial which turns out to be a prison. The prisoners in this home all youths experience forced labor and physical abuse. Henry is forced to watch one young boy die because Rose refuses to believe he really is sick.
Jim Gash has never worked a criminal case before, as a corporate lawyer, but a friend and co worker convinces him to help these kids in Uganda.
When Jim sees the inside of the home which consists of twelve foam pads for eighteen boys, little light and the air came in from open air slits, there was only a jug of water and a chalkboard. No chairs or any other furniture. The conditions are not good.
It does not take long for Jim and Henry to begin forming a friendship. But more than that Jim works hard to help free this wrongly imprisoned boy, and end the corruption at the so called home.
In May of 2010 after a lengthy court process Henry is finally released on probation despite the fact that there was really no proof of actually committing a crime.
Divine Collision is the story of a unlikely friendship formed out of horrific circumstances but more than that it is a story of faith and Hope in the midst of great adversity.
I give this book five out of five stars.
Happy Reading and Merry Christmas