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The Dust Diaries

(2004)
Seeking the African Legacy of Arthur Cripps
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A few years ago, Owen Sheers stumbled upon a dusty book in his father's study by the extraordinary Arthur Cripps, part-time lyric poet and full-time unorthodox missionary who served in Rhodesia for fifty years from 1902. Sheers' discovery prompts a quest into colonial Africa at the turn of the century, by way of war, a doomed love affair and friction with the ruling authorities. His personal journey into the contemporary heart of darkness that is Mugabe's Zimbabwe finds more than Cripps' legacy - Sheers finds a land characterised by terror and fear, and blighted by the land reform policies that Cripps himself anticipated.



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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dust Diaries: Seeking the African Legacy of Arthur Cripps
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-618-16464-2 / 978-0-618-16464-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dust Diaries
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-571-21016-3 / 978-0-571-21016-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dust Diaries
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-571-21026-0 / 978-0-571-21026-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dust Diaries
Author(s): Owen Sheers
ISBN: 0-571-21021-X / 978-0-571-21021-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber
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