Beloved African (With Author's Inscription)

R 150.00  

Author: Jill Baker
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Covos Day (2001)
ISBN-10: 0620241179
ISBN-13: 9780620241175
Condition: Very Good. For a full condition description, email here
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket 
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.8 x 3.8 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

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John Hammond was one of Rhodesia's great educators - loved, respected and sometimes misunderstood by black and white alike. The extraordinary role he played is woven against a background of increasing tension, as he strode the political and educational stages, fighting for the extra time he needed to educate his schoolboys and girls to the point where they would be in a postion to lead the new girls to the point where they would be in a position to lead the new Zimbabwe with wisdom and integrity.

The story is remarkably intact. It draws upon Nancy Hammond's precise memory for detail; upon hundreds of letters written and lovingly preserved since the early 1900s; on the headmaster's annual reports from Tjolotjo, Mzingwane, Goromonzi and Domboshawa to his Head Office, from 1936 to the early 1960s; and upon a series of tape recordings with John the "Beloved African", 18 months before his death in South Australia in 1996.

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