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Colonial Adventure is an epic in free-form verse depicting a slice of British colonial history (1936 - 1977) as experienced by individuals on both sides of the racial conflict. It starts with a British couple who establish a large agricultural operation in what was then Southern Rhodesia, later Rhodesia and now Zimbawe. With the rise of black nationalism, the black majority rebels, leading to a brutal civil war that damages every segment of the population.Of the other shorter stories, all in free-form verse, one concerns a female architectfrom Haiti, another a retired actor and a third a young boy abandoned by his mother.A fourth poem addresses an over-reaction in the climate of fear about Islam and afifth an outrage against a teenager seeking to free herself from family domination.Simba Kubwa is a dramatic monologue conducted by an African dictator.

Colonial Adventure is an epic in free-form verse depicting a slice of British colonial history (1936 - 1977) as experienced by individuals on both sides of the racial conflict. It starts with a British couple who establish a large agricultural operation in what was then Southern Rhodesia, later Rhodesia and now Zimbawe. With the rise of black nationalism, the black majority rebels, leading to a brutal civil war that damages every segment of the population.Of the other shorter stories, all in free-form verse, one concerns a female architectfrom Haiti, another a retired actor and a third a young boy abandoned by his mother.A fourth poem addresses an over-reaction in the climate of fear about Islam and afifth an outrage against a teenager seeking to free herself from family domination.Simba Kubwa is a dramatic monologue conducted by an African dictator.


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