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Robert Mugabe's Lost Jewel of Africa

Robert Mugabe's Lost Jewel of Africa

Author: Andrew Norman
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This is the story of Southern Rhodesia, from a time of its earliest known inhabitants, the Bushmen, to their displacement by the Bantu; the invasion by the Matabele under King Mzilikaze; the advent of the white missionaries; and the arrival of Cecil Rhodes and his Pioneer Column of early settlers, up to the time of independence in 1980. This is the romantic land of the high veld; of teeming game; of the great river Zambezi and the mighty Victoria Falls, and of enormous mineral wealth. This was the country that Robert Mugabe--its future leader--referred to as 'the jewel of Africa'.

And yet in this land of plenty, tensions in the mid-twentieth century were mounting between its black inhabitants and the whites, including those of British and Afrikaner stock: tensions which would one day boil over into a civil war in which Southern Rhodesia's neighbours would also become involved.

The author has first-hand knowledge of the country, having arrived there with his parents in 1956. He describes what it was like to arrive in a British colony, in the last decades of the colonial era; the wonders of Wankie Game Reserve (now Hwange National Park); a schoolboy expedition to the Eastern Districts in search of the elusive 'stone door ruin'; and a personal friendship which developed between himself and his family's black servant Timot, at a time of racial segregation.

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General Fields

  • : 9781781556887
  • : Fonthill Media
  • : Fonthill Media
  • : January 2018
  • : --- length: - '9.25' width: - '6.15' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : 192
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Andrew Norman
  • : 192