Kaunda's Gaoler: Memoirs of a District Officer in Northern Rhodesia and Zambia

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This is a moving and important memoir of a district officer in Northern Rhodesia, from his arrival in the territory in 1944 and through the momentous period leading to Zambian independence. It includes a spell as Kenneth Kaunda's 'gaoler' during which a personal friendship grew up and flourished, and ends with an appointment to the President's Office in post-independence Zambia. It is the story of British colonial administration-the 'daily round' of a district officer's life-the nationalist struggle and the formative period of an independent African state and, most importantly, one of close and enduring friendship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860648625
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Series: Radcliffe Press
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Cyril Greenall joined the Colonial and Overseas Service in 1943 and served as a District Officer in Northern Rhodesia and later in Zambia’s post-independence government.

David G. Coe attended Imperial College University of London, worked as a research chemist, consultant and technical writer.

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Table of Contents

The Letter
• Indoctrination in Lusaka
• Kasama
• Ulendo and Witchcraft
• Kawambwa
• Mporokoso – An Idyllic Interlude
• Secretariat
• Leave
• Luwingu
• Broken Hill
• Ndola and Kitwe
• Kabompo – The Garden of Eden
• Distant Thunder
• Confined in The Garden of Eden
• Tribal Troubles in Kabompo
• Ndola Rural
• Kwacha! – Zambian Dawn
• Ndola – Yet Again!
• The Missing Minister
• Finale

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