The Road to Zimbabwe [NOOK Book]

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This is the story of Zimbabwe - told as a series of dramatized adventures interspersed with just a little history. It covers the period from around 1000 AD to the current year, 2013.

It is told in three parts. The first Part, Zambezia, takes us to around 1900, and follows the the Bantu tribes exploding from the Limpopo to the Great Trek and Cecil Rhodes.

Part 2, Rhodesia, takes us from 1900 to 1980 and covers ...

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The Road to Zimbabwe

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Overview

This is the story of Zimbabwe - told as a series of dramatized adventures interspersed with just a little history. It covers the period from around 1000 AD to the current year, 2013.

It is told in three parts. The first Part, Zambezia, takes us to around 1900, and follows the the Bantu tribes exploding from the Limpopo to the Great Trek and Cecil Rhodes.

Part 2, Rhodesia, takes us from 1900 to 1980 and covers the “Bush War”, and Part 3, Zimbabwe, brings us up to date.

We meet Chief Hungwe taking his people from the Limpopo River to build Great Zimbabwe. We meet traders in gold and ivory, Arab and Swahili. We meet the founders of Mozambique from early Bantu through Arabs and Shangaans to Portuguese, and we meet the early whites like Antonio Fernandes who visited the Empire of Monomatapa in 1511 and 1515. We meet the Monomatapa and glimpse the land of his domains in the 17th. century. We meet Shaka Zulu and Soshangane and Robert Moffat and Cecil Rhodes and Charles Rudd and Mzilkazi and Lobengula and a host of others from history. And of course nearer the present day we meet people like Ian Smith and Simon Muzenda and Edson Zvogbo and others - and naturally Robert and Sally Mugabe and Morgan This is the story of Zimbabwe - told as a series of dramatised adventures interspersed with just a little history. It covers the period from around 1000 AD to the current year, 2012.

It is told in three parts. The first Part, Zambezia, takes us to around 1900, and follows the the Bantu tribes exploding from the Limpopo to the Great Trek and Cecil Rhodes.

Part 2, Rhodesia, takes us from 1900 to 1980 and covers the “Bush War”, and Part 3, Zimbabwe, brings us up to date.

We meet Chief Hungwe taking his people from the Limpopo River to build Great Zimbabwe. We meet traders in gold and ivory, Arab and Swahili. We meet the founders of Mozambique from early Bantu through Arabs and Shangaans to Portuguese, and we meet the early whites like Antonio Fernandes who visited the Empire of Monomatapa in 1511 and 1515. We meet the Monomatapa and glimpse the land of his domains in the 17th. century. We meet Shaka Zulu and Soshangane and Robert Moffat and Cecil Rhodes and Charles Rudd and Mzilkazi and Lobengula and a host of others from history. And of course nearer the present day we meet people like Ian Smith and Simon Muzenda and Edson Zvogbo and others - and naturally Robert and Sally Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai.

Much of this story is told through the eyes of one family, the Kellys from Ireland, and scenes from Ireland intrude where they are relevant. It is easy to draw a parallel between Irish and Zimbabwean Independence married, perhaps, through the mind of Mugabe's old teacher, Father O'Hea, S.J.

This is a story more than a history. Where facts are known, they have not been altered. But where they are not known, they have been generated..

Much of this story is told through the eyes of one family, the Kellys from Ireland, and scenes from Ireland intrude where they are relevant. It is easy to draw a parallel between Irish and Zimbabwean Independence married, perhaps, through the mind of Mugabe's old teacher, Father O'Hea, S.J.

This is a story more than a history. Where facts are known, they have not been altered. But where they are not known, they have been generated.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044591110
  • Publisher: Brian Igoe
  • Publication date: 6/8/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Igoe has just celebrated his 47th wedding anniversary. He and his wife live outside Hereford in England in the beautiful tranquility of the Wye Valley. No dogs now, as he can't stand pooper scooping.
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