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The Dust Diaries - Owen Sheers

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2005
ISBN: 9780571210268
Number Of Pages: 336

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The captivating and emotional true tale of a journey through doomed love, personal discovery and the tragic story of colonial Zimbabwe.

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.

ISBN: 9780571210268
ISBN-10: 0571210260
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd March 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1