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 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
Cataloging source
TPP
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
White highlands, John McGhie
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White highlands, John McGhie
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
ocn951227281
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781408708569
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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