The publisher’s description sums it up well. This is an explosive & gripping tale of high drama and bitter racial tension in colonial Africa, set in a fictitious country but with obvious parallels to real historical events.
Definitely not for the faint hearted or for those who believe strongly in present day political correctness, this book is refreshingly frank and forthright, vividly illustrating the ferocity and depth of hatred generated by colonial suppression that led to bloody rebellion in so many countries.
Considering it was written forty years ago with obvious links to the author’s own experience in Africa, it deserves recognition for the power of the writing as well as the political ideas expressed which would have been advanced and courageous at the time.
I can recommend it, well worth the read for a dramatic story and a rare personal insight unaffected by commercial or political editing.
by Mike MacIntosh