The Dust Diaries (2020)

The Dust Diaries Owen Sheers The Dust Diaries When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father s study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative Arthur Cripps lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia Compelled by the description of C
  • Title: The Dust Diaries
  • Author: Owen Sheers
  • ISBN: 9780571210268
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
The Dust Diaries Owen Sheers When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father s study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia Compelled by the description of Cripps extraordinary life in Africa, Sheers embarks on a journey through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand his ancestor s devotion to the country andWhen Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father s study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia Compelled by the description of Cripps extraordinary life in Africa, Sheers embarks on a journey through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand his ancestor s devotion to the country and its people and the dramatic, often bloody, differences that echo across the years.
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  1. Rosie

    About Arthur Cripps, amazing missionary to Zimbabwe for fifty years from the early 1900s He is a great character, and the book has wonderful descriptions of Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, as well as insights into its history and current situation Really worth reading if you have lived in and loved Zimbabwe.

  2. Tien

    Based on true historical person but written as fiction The author, one day, came across mention of an uncle he has never previously heard and was fascinated by his publications to follow his uncle s story.

  3. Richard Bartholomew

    In 1973, the SPCK published God s Irregular Arthur Shearly Cripps, A Rhodesian Epic, by Douglas Steere, recounting the life of the poet and Mashonaland based Anglican but very independent missionary Twenty four years later, Owen Sheers looked out a copy in his father s study after Cripps s name came up in a family conversation After reading this biography of his relative Cripps was his grandmother s uncle Sheers found that although he now knew the shape of Cripps life, there are pieces missing T [...]

  4. Gerold Whittaker

    The book was inspired by a book written by Arthur Cripps, an unorthodox missionary who served the Shona people in Rhodesia from about 1902 onwards.On a trip to Zimbabwe to research the book, Sheers gets than he bargained for as it coincides with the violence of farm invasions orchestrated under Mugabe rule.It contains a bit of biography and a perspective of current day politics in Zimbabwe.

  5. Lin Howells

    I love Owen Sheers writing but was not so keen on this book The classic tale of a bloke who ran away from a woman and became a missionary Contains some good political insight though and compelling narrative and description.

  6. Baljit

    I struggled with this book despite the subject being a man of the cloth with progressive ideas way before his time, in the veld of Rhodesia, the pace was extremely slowo slow hold my attention to the end

  7. Jill

    I often pick up random books about Africa in the airports and this was one of those Great book about Zimbabwe, fiction, very engaging.

  8. Kelly

    Wonderfully written account of a young man tracing his roots Rich with nostalgia, adventure, and poignant observation about African cultures, this book is definitely worth a read or two.

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