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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905207913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905207916
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,216,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an extremely absorbing and well-written book. McIvor imbues each page with his humble curiosity about a continent which has since become his home. (of A Bend in the Nile) --Janet van Eeden, Litnet

About the Author

Chris McIvor has worked in emergency response and development in countries as diverse as Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. He has publishedmany articles about development in poorer countries, and was a frequent correspondent for the Irish Times between 1983 and 1986, and was Zimbabwe correspondent for New Africa and Africa Now magazines between 1986 and 1993. He is the author of several books on the environment, land reform in Zimbabwe, disabled peoples' rights, unaccompanied child migration as well as the principles and practice of community involvement in development programmes. In 2005 he was awarded an OBE for his services on behalf of Save the Children in Zimbabwe. His first book of African memoirs, A Bend in the Nile, was published by Sandstone Press in 2008. www.sandstonepress.com


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In the Old Chief's Country is the follow up to Chris McIvor's first volume of African memoirs, A Bend in the Nile. After his early 80s adventures as a teacher in Sudan, the author became involved full time in the development work which is obviously so close to his heart. In the mid 80s he worked in Zimbabwe, returning in the early 90s. Ever mindful that the developing country must be assisted to develop in its own way, never to be patronised or taken for granted, Chris McIvor's eye gazes steadily at the nation's colonial history for all the explanation necessary of what came later with independence. As with the earlier book on Sudan, Chris McIvor's writing evokes the landscape, the climate, the animals, like no other author, but it is his character portraits which remain in the mind and which are the strongest aspect of the tales he has to tell. Exploitation stands at the heart of this book, beside the dignity of a people who will, eventually, come through. Anger expressed through a strong poetic gift is their medium. A Bend in the Nile: My Life in Nubia and Other Places (Non-Fiction) Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart Freedom Next Time Site Works
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A follow-up to his `A Bend in the Nile' this is a sensitively written account of his time as a very thoughtful aid worker in Zimbabwe during the early years of independence. Chris finds himself in a range of testing situations and emerges unscathed through his willingness to interact with local folk. His travels also take him to Namibia, Malawi and Lesotho in each of which he describes some highly amusing and revealing experiences. In spite of occasional grammatical and factual errors - principally relating to his native culture - this is a thoroughly good read which will be of interest to those who know the sub-continent well and those who know it not at all.
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A very enjoyable read. Chris uses his experience of life in Africa, not only to tell his own tale but also the story of the region. A stranger to Africa myself I found the book did a great job of transporting me to the countries he visited. Likewise, it was interesting to get a glimpse inside the workings of an International Non-Governmental Organisation, particularly before emails and instant communication became so widespread. In short full of vivid characters and adventures I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially people who are keen to learn about either the region or development work in general- without recourse to jargon.
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As a fellow forester, whose time spent working in forestry in Africa has been brief, I was captivated by this book. The author takes the reader right with him into the forest regions of Africa as they were in the 50s & 60s. Excellent descriptive writing conjures up images of the countryside and people. The close shave with the buffalo, when Old Man Africa and the author spent a night up a tree, was gripping (the ants and flies made me itch myself!). I would recommend the book to anyone who wants to experience Africa as it was.
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