African Connections

A selection of books with links, of one kind or another, to Africa


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A Beat Around the Bush

by Alastair Tompkins
Experiences of a British officer in the Kenya Police during the 1950s and 60s.
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A Copper in Calabar

by Harry Brun
Experiences of a Student Soldier and Policeman in South and West Africa 1920s-1950s
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Adventures on the Infinite Highway

by Peter Rivington
The airborne exploits of a wartime RAF ferry pilot in Africa and India and postwar as an airline pilot 1938-62
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I Flew for Savimbi

by Simon Van Garderen
A South African bush pilot recalls his 25-year association with Angolan UNITA freedom fighter Dr Jonas Savimbi.
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Lives In Colour – My African Antecedents and Me

by George Major
A family saga tracing the author's forebears in British colonial Africa and his own colourful career as a housepainter with many interesting clients over the years.
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Lollipops of Dust - My African Childhood

by Susan Read-Lobo
Memories of an Colonial Childhood in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) 1955-66.
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Long Nights and Long Knives

by Alastair Tompkins
A novel set in Kenya at the time of the 1952 Mau Mau insurgency.
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Masai Mara : The Savage Plains

by Guy West
A gripping adventure novel set in Kenya focusing on the illegal activities of ivory poachers  in Africa and those who work to thwart them.
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Safari Mzuri

Safari Mzuri

by Brian J. Elliott
RAF National Servicemen have a wild time in 1960's Kenya in this entertaining tale.
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Tracks Across the Veldt

by Sam Wright
Memoirs of a former Rhodesia Railways employee, recalling the golden days of rail transport in Rhodesia 1950-76.
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Wings Without Weapons

by Humphrey Wynn
A former ferry pilot with RAF Transport Command recalls his activities in Africa, the Middle East and India during World War 2.
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