Last Boat for Africa: A District Officer's Experiences During Swaziland's Run Up to Independence in the 1960s Paperback – 5 Jan 2006
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John Miller was one of the last four young administrative officers to be sent to Africa in the twilight of the British Empire. He arrived in 12962 to take up a position in the British Colonial Service to prepare the country for independence. During six different postings he encountered many colourful characters and unusual situations and learnt something of the proud Swazi people. The author describes the political background and struggles between the emerging left-wing political parties and the Paramount Chief Sobuza II, woh eventually outwitted everyone and led the country to independence. John Miller's book is a valuable contribution to the history of one of Africa's least-known countries from the view point of one who was involved at a critical time in its history.
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