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The Resource White highlands, John McGhie

White highlands, John McGhie

Label
White highlands
Title
White highlands
Statement of responsibility
John McGhie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kenya, 1952, a colony on the edge. Settlers drink sundowners on the veranda but the servants can't be trusted. Beyond manicured lawns, in the dark of the forest, freedom is stirring. Johnny Seymour has seen too much war and seeks solace photographing East African wildlife. But when isolated white families are slaughtered by Mau Mau gangs, the British respond brutally and Johnny is reluctantly pulled into the horror. After his African driver Macharia disappears, Johnny is forced to confront shocking truths about his own country and ask how far he'll go to help a friend. Nearly sixty years later, disgraced young barrister Sam Seymour knows nothing about her grandfather. Even his name is taboo. All she understands is that Johnny did something so awful that his only son - her father - had to be rescued from Kenya. Now as veteran Mau Mau fighters demand reparations for past sins, she's been offered a chance to unpeel history and discover why. In a twin narrative spanning the generations, White Highlands follows Sam and Johnny as they confront the might of the British state. One man stands in both their way - Grogan Littleboy, a ruthless colonial survivor who'll do anything to defeat Mau Mau, past and present. A literary thriller and epic love story, White Highlands sheds powerful light on the murky and violent history of imperialism
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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McGhie, John
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mau Mau
  • Political atrocities
  • Families
  • Imperialism
  • Lawyers
  • Photographers
  • Imperialism
  • National liberation movements
  • Grandfathers
  • Granddaughters
  • British
  • Reconciliation
  • Family secrets
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Great Britain
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Target audience
adult
Label
White highlands, John McGhie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059784427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781408708552
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)951227281
Label
White highlands, John McGhie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059784427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781408708552
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)951227281

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