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 Citroën. 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)!
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