Stephen Taylor was born in South Africa in 1948 and grew up near Johannesburg. At the age of twenty-two he made his home in Britain and travelled for four years in the Middle East and South Asia. From 1980-1987 he was foreign correspondent for The Times and the Observer based in Africa, South East Asia and Australia. Both his previous books have had African subjects, including Shaka’s Children: a History of the Zulu People. He works for The Times and is married with two children.
Livingstone's Tribe: A Journey from Zanzibar to the Capeby Stephen Taylor
Meshing Africa's colonial history with his own memories of the turbulent 20th century, TIMES journalist Stephen Taylor travels from Lake Victoria to the Cape of Good Hope. The journey is a quest for understanding; of the colonial impulse, of his own curious ambivalence towards the great continent in which he was raised, and of the Future of the southern African countries. At the book's heart is a riveting examination of Livingstone's tribe: the whites of post-Independence Africa.
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