Under an African Sun

Under an African Sun

by Frank Bennett


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Frank Bennett's life was changed forever by his spontaneous decision to reply to an advertisement for the Colonial Service. Knowing little about the Service and where he might be sent, Bennett accepted the opportunity to serve his country in the twilight of imperialism. By fate, Bennett found himself as a junior clerk in the Ministry of Finance in Northern Rhodesia (modern Zambia). Written with verve and enjoyable humour, this is a gentle and humorous portrait of colonial government and the lifestyles of its officers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845110833
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/25/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Frank Bennett worked in the Ministry of Finance in Northern Rhodesia between 1959 and 1961 and was later a financial planning and administration officer for the African Ministry of Education.

Table of Contents

• Taking the Plunge
• Early Days in Lusaka
• Games People Play
• Daily Life under the Colonial Flag
• It Helps if You're Also Crazy
• An Innocent Abroad
• More Uplifting Experiences
• Girls
• Days of Wine and Roses
• The Final Days of My Tour
• Postscript

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Under an African Sun: Memoirs of a Colonial Officer in Northern Rhodesia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A marvelous story and snapshot of the history of Britain¿s colonial Africa in the late 1960s. Read the book and look at the color photos on the writer's web page. They make the book come alive. underanafricansun.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
You should really read this book. It shows the gentler side of colonialism and how life was lived in that era.