Kaunda's Gaoler: Memoirs of a District Officer in Northern Rhodesia and Zambia

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I. B. Tauris, Mar 19, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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This is a moving and important memoir of a district officer in Northern Rhodesia, from his arrival in the territory in 1944 and through the momentous period leading to Zambian independence. It includes a spell as Kenneth Kaunda's 'gaoler' during which a personal friendship grew up and flourished, and ends with an appointment to the President's Office in post-independence Zambia. It is the story of British colonial administration-the 'daily round' of a district officer's life-the nationalist struggle and the formative period of an independent African state and, most importantly, one of close and enduring friendship.

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E. Cyril Greenall joined the Colonial and Overseas Service in 1943 and served as a District Officer in Northern Rhodesia and later in Zambia’s post-independence government.

David G. Coe attended Imperial College University of London, worked as a research chemist, consultant and technical writer.

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