The Tragic Romance of Africa: A True Adventure
|Rating||:||4.59 (751 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
The Many Faces of Life From Joyous Exuberation to A Tragic and Sad End Anastacia Moore I originally intended to start this novel and perhaps pick it up later on in the evening to finish, but that is not how things often go, is it? I became so enraptured by the captivating prose of Jonathan Nicholas, and Mr. Hubbard's adventures, that I fo. A Tale with a Twist Another great story from Nicholas. He writes with a skill that makes you feel you are right alongside the characters. Stories of this time and place, when the British held so much power in Africa, are not that common. And "Africa" gives you a wonderful . A Beautifully Written Heart Rending Story. Thoroughy Recommended A coming-of-age story of a naive young man who exchanges the grey, cold damp of 1950's England for the steamy heat and raw passions of Apartheid Rhodesia. The book starts slowly then gathers pace as Jonathan Nicholas skillfully draws you in. Dennis and
. He currently lives in England. About the Author Dennis Hubbard spent an extraordinary two years in Central Africa in 1950, and this book is his story. Jonathan Nicholas has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand
Dennis and Fred were recruited to the local Police Reserve and Dennis was shocked to see the segregation and discrimination that existed at the time. Together with his best friend Fred, he became involved in expeditions deep into the African bush, first on pedal cycles and then in a 1946 Flying Standard motor car. The Tragic Romance of Africa is a compelling combination of travel writing and memoir that also gives a unique and rare insight into a snapshot of Africa's history. Dennis was initially reluctant to share his story, and has so far kept this desperately tragic end of his stay in Africa a deep, dark secretUntil now. Towards the end of his stay in Africa, there was a heated romance with great tragedy in store for both Dennis and Fred, the horrendous circumstances of which will have the reader asking whether this is really a true story - unfortunately, it certainly is. They paddled a kayak on the lake adjacent to Mulungushi Dam, where they had first-hand encounters with the dangerous native wildlife - such as crocodiles and hippos - and many other near altercations with elephants, buffalo and baboons. They were to become the greatest and most formative of his life. Dennis Hubbard was a naive 21 year old when he arrived at a small mining town called Broken Hill in tropical Northern Rhodesia, where he spent the next two years. He befriended some local Africans, contrary to firm advice from many other white
Jonathan Nicholas has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. He currently lives in England. Dennis Hubbard spent an extraordinary two years in Central Africa in 1950, and this book is his story.