An epic story of Africa
Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo?
Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba - the man with the cold stare of the lion - is a man of unwavering self-confidence. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent.
He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa.
Domination has come at a price, however.
Now, the Great War points its bloody finger towards Africa. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal - and his most wrenching choice ...
About the Author
Frank Coates was born in Melbourne and ran away to Africa in 1989 at the age of 45, joined a UN team in Nairobi as a technical expert and a year later, on the shores of Lake Victoria, married a Tanzanian of the Nyamwezi tribe. It was a life-changing experience for the ex-Telecom Australia engineer who had earlier worked in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
The UN contract ended, but Frank was now hooked on Africa, and worked as a consultant in countries from Kenya to Swaziland and from Mozambique to Botswana. It was during these four years that he developed his passionate interest in the political and cultural history of East Africa.
Number Of Pages: 651
Published: 12th January 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.2 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.352