The Last of the Queen's Men

R 280.00  

Subtitle: A Lesotho Experience
Author: Peter Sanders
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press (2000)
ISBN-10: 1868143538
ISBN-13: 9781868143535
Condition: Very Good. The cover is rubbed and there are small creases with a few bald patches across the corners. Wear to spine-ends. A few mark on the inside of the cover. 
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 173
Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.0 x 1.1 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

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Peter Sanders, one of the last administrative officers to be posted to Britain's African Empire, went to Lesotho - then Basotholand in 1961. He served in the Secretariat in Maseru, as a District Office in Leribe, and as Chief Electoral Officer for the pre-independence elections. He left when the country attained its independence in 1966. Returning to England, he wrote a biography of Moshoeshoe and, with Mosebi Damane, an edited translation of the praise poems of the Basotho chiefs. 

In The Last of the Queen's Men he relives his years in Africa, vividly recreating his experiences as a young and impressionable Englishman working first as an administrator and later as a scholar in the last years of British Rule and the early days of Lesotho's independence.



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