5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not really a beach read,
This review is from: The Dust Diaries (Paperback)
I bought this book as a holiday read but its not really a page turner, although the author does try to create a bit of suspense by only unfolding the full story right near the end.
Having been brought up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe I was quite interested in some of the early origins of the country and this book gave some of that insight, especially the period of the early 1900's whne it was moving from a tribal community to one dominated by European norms of land ownership and trade.
I think this along with books such as Mukiwa, The Crocodile eats the Sun and Don't lets go to the Dogs Tonight give some sense of what it was like to be a European growing up in an African country.
A good read...but a lot more cerebral than a beach book.