3 out of 5 stars
An interesting view of the expat life in Zambia in the 1970s with smart observations about the political and social climate in a region in process of changing. It also has humorous moments and travel recommendations intermezzo which make the book even more complex and worth to read.
by Ilana WD
5 out of 5 stars
Great book. Enjoyable read. I opted not to do a review on my blog but that was in no way the fault of the book.
by Tina Edwards
4 out of 5 stars
If you love travel books, and learning what it's like to live abroad, this book will entertain you. At time hilarious and always honest, Dunn describes the experience of living in Zambia in the 1970s and why people were motivated to seek change after decades of colonialism..
by Holly Welsh
This book is perfect on a grey cold day, Africa, sunshine, jacarandas.
Echoes so well my own memories of teaching at Chingola High School at the same time as Sara. I cannot remember her and should I am sure! I have sent copies of the book to friends who were also teachers in Chingola at the same time.
Thank you, Sara.
by Edwige Quick
Sara left Edinburgh, her birthplace, to make the overland journey to Africa. She’d had a settled life until then, attending the same convent school for twelve years. Ross came on the scene when she was only fourteen. Her first venture abroad as a sixteen-year-old was en famille in France which gave her enough of the language to assist their journey through France and francophone Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, and The Congo.
They stayed in Zambia for a total of five years, Sara finally learned to drive and they increased their number with three daughters. Africa kept calling them back, not least with Ross’s job in the nineties which took them to Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. At this time they received the honour of being made chiefs of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. Other trips took them around South Africa, Botswana and Namibia experiencing more adventures waiting to be told.
As a retired teacher Sara divides her time between Cyprus and Berkshire. Paphos Writers Group have steered her through a different journey leading to the publication of ‘Appointment in Zambia’ which is more than 40 years overdue.