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After 20 years living and working in Africa, the Far East and the Middle East, the author returned to the UK and occupied various senior engineering and research posts within the motor and insurance industries before retiring in 2004. He is a widower, has three grown children and likes gardening, writing, cross-country walking, classic British motorcycles and fine red wines.
on Dec. 16, 2012 :
The tone of the book is set in the dedication: ‘For the many subjugated people of Africa. In the hope that one day, they may be blessed with honest leaders.’ The author has a good understanding of the simplistic thinking used by many African politicians to gain control of the wealth of their nations. His descriptions explain why so much that happened in Africa when the colonial powers handed control of the fledgling countries to men whose only aim was to benefit themselves. If you wish to understand the mess that Africa became in the 1960s, you need to read this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)