A few years ago, Owen Sheers stumbled upon a dusty book in his father's study by the extraordinary Arthur Cripps, part-time lyric poet and full-time unorthodox missionary who served in Rhodesia for fifty years from 1902. Sheers' discovery prompts a quest into colonial Africa at the turn of the century, by way of war, a doomed love affair and friction with the ruling authorities. His personal journey into the contemporary heart of darkness that is Mugabe's Zimbabwe finds more than Cripps' legacy - Sheers finds a land characterised by terror and fear, and blighted by the land reform policies that Cripps himself anticipated.
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|Antall sider||336||Dimensjoner||12,6cm x 19,8cm x 2,2cm|
|Vekt||318 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Biography: general, African history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Travel writing|