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Author Name:    DEVANNEY, Burris

Title:   African Chronicles : a memoir. Volume I: Rhodesia-Zimbabwe. Volume II: Nigeria-Biafra.

Publisher:    New World Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2010, ISBN:9781895814422 

Seller ID:   95062

DEVANNEY, Burris. African Chronicles : a memoir. Volume I: Rhodesia-Zimbabwe. Volume II: Nigeria-Biafra.. Halifax, N.S.: New World Publishing, (2010).First Printing. Pp (2),[i]-viii,9-445,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustr ated card covers. “In 1965 newlyweds Burris & Louanne Devanney travel to anAfrica of bright prospects on Canada’s new international assistance progra m. Their first posting is to a remote 40 year old mission station in rural Rhodesia, where they encounter the tragic absurdities of “petty apartheid”.Their second posting is to a famous secondary school in Eastern Nigeria, w hich is on the brink of secession and civil war. But thus begins their life-long passion for development work and for Africa Theirs is a traveller’s tale of uncertain journeys, challenging missions, durable friendships and deadly conflicts – a montage of compelling stories chronicling the courage, resilience, tragedy and humour that distinguish the lives of individuals andof countries on the edge. Emerging from the narrative are singular perspec tives on African history and the “Great Game of Development.” (from the publisher). Two-volumes-in-one. Very good. 15.00


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