An Affair with Africa: Tanganyika Remembered

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Authors On Line Ltd, 2004 - History - 260 pages
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This animated and entertaining account of the varied and often colourful aspects of district administration in rural Tanganyika (Tanzania) during the last years of Britain's trusteeship will dispel many misconceptions about colonial life. The reader is presented with a kaleidoscope of events and images, and will be drawn into the author's enthusiasms and concerns, all against a background of rapid political change. There are descriptions of foot safaris, poaching, murder, anti-famine measures, smuggling, witchcraft, a school riot, a locust invasion, and the threat of civil unrest; also of domestic matters, friendships made, and the sadness of leaving. Although the style is understated, the reader will be aware of the writer's affection for Africa and for the people amongst whom he lived and worked. This book will appeal to the serious and casual student of African affairs and history, and to anyone who takes pleasure in reading of unfamiliar events in distant places.
 

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Contents

The voyage
8
Kondoa 19531954
29
Coronation
46
local leave
64
Hospital visits
81
Photographs one
106
Secondary school riot
121
Visit to Portuguese East Africa
138
Ukerewe 19581961
157
Development of a forest plantation
170
Towards a local magistracy I 86
186
A fictitious disturbance
201
General election
215
A reluctant farewell
228
About Tanganyika
248
Copyright

A bogus witch doctor
141

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