Graham Atkins


Graham Atkins attended Churchill High School in Salisbury (now Harare), then studied town planning at Wits University. In 1979, when the Rhodesian bush war was at its height, he was conscripted as an officer in the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia army. He was wounded in battle in the Zambezi Valley. After the war ended in 1980, Graham worked first as a town planner for the new Zimbabwe government, then as a safari camp manager in Hwange National Park, and finally as a senior business manager in Harare. He is now a property investor in Perth, Australia

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Once Upon a White Man - a memoir of War and Peace in Africa
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the terrors of Rhodesia’s 1970’s bush war, to the final disintegration of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe, this is a traumatic account of a conflicted young man who experiences his life and homeland being torn asunder. Honest, revealing and deeply emotional. Offers intriguing insights into the dilemma faced by patriotic white Africans trapped in the march of politics and history

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africa    africa politics    apartheid    guerrilla war    ian smith    military    race    rhodesia    rhodesian army    rli    robert mugabe    war    zimbabwe