Saturday, March 1, 2014

Interesting Book on Life in 1950s Africa

See here: http://www.slopeofkongwahill.com/.

Yours truly is enjoying this book at the moment.

A rare glimpse into the fading end of an Empire African scene in the 1950s.  A difficult era.  You can just imagine yourself driving through the rural bush in an old 1940s Citro├źn.  The names and places come alive.  Absorbing and beautifully written.  Edwards has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts into a fluid narrative.  A portrait of late-colonial life now gone forever.  The author, an Englishman, did a very fine job.  I highly recommend this book.

The Latin motto of the Kongwa school seems fitting: Conabor (I shall try)!

Thanks, Tony!
 

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