The Dust Diaries, Paperback

The Dust Diaries Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, maps, port.
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780571210268



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