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Toowoomba is home to many de-tribalised Southern Africans and I look forward to meeting you on the evening of August 1st at 6 p.m. at the very impressive Toowoomba City Library

I have often wondered why on earth I embarked on such an ambitious project but, bottom line was that I had an interesting story to tell if I bound up eight years of research into a historical novel … then I realised I had the perfect vehicle to do it with!

Having been born and bred in Tsholotsho my three best friends of my childhood years, were Ndebele boys - and they went on to lead such diverse lives, that between the four of us, we could tell of the hopes, aspirations, desperations and isolation of our country, covering its history in a vivid and dramatic way.

Book One takes us from 1840, the formation of the Matebele Kingdom by Mzilikazi, through Lobengula’s reign, on to the carpet baggers, empire builders and early administration of Southern Rhodesia (the last of Britain’s colonies) to finish at UDI - the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Prime Minister Ian Smith.

Book Two takes the four characters through the war and sanctions years to 1980 and Book Three will cover the Mugabe era to whenever the book is completed.

i look forward to catching up with many old friends and acquaintances at this stunning Toowoomba City Library on the 1st of August. If you would like a small information piece to send on to others who might be interested, please click here …. or if you would like to get hold of me click here: