When Anthony Mukoro was a child, he and his brother Oro and childhood friend Zara make a fateful decision to go into a forest in their town, Aviara. Thirteen years later, Anthony is dying from a terminal illness and he returns home to tell his parents. Unknown to him, this begins a journey that will lead him to explore the debris of his childhood memories, the limits of his body and the very depths of his soul.
Aviara is a novel with many interwoven themes. It explores the fine balance between science and spirituality, ancestry and purpose. It is a journey of a man who is on a quest not only to save his own life but to discover his true self.