African Chronicles - a memoir
African Chronicles is a gripping story of adventure and discovery –
and a well-researched must-read for anyone who wants to understand
why Africa is still held in the doldrums of poverty
years after colonialism has ended.
– Julius H. E. Uzoaba, Ph.D. (Edinburgh), Ottawa
A proverbial “page-turner”. . . .
We are treated to the inside story of young Canadian innocents who carefully chronicled kindness and cruelty, luck and learning, impertinence and fear,
as they mapped their first steps on a lifetime relationship with Africa. . . .
Just a mighty good read!
– Barbara MacDonald Moore, Director, International Programs,
Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Ottawa, Canada
In 1965 newlyweds Burris & Louanne Devanney travel to an Africa of bright prospects on Canada’s new international assistance program. Their first posting is to a remote 40 year old mission station in rural Rhodesia, where they encounter the tragic absurdities of “petty apartheid”. Their second posting is to a famous secondary school in Eastern Nigeria, which is on the brink of secession and civil war. But thus begins their life-long passion for development work and for Africa Theirs is a traveller’s tale of uncertain journeys, challenging missions, durable friendships and deadly conflicts – a montage of compelling stories chronicling the courage, resilience, tragedy and humour that distinguish the lives of individuals and of countries on the edge. Emerging from the narrative are singular perspectives on African history and the “Great Game of Development.”
Burris Devanney. African Chronicles: a memoir
New World Publishing: Halifax, 2010.
African Chronicles is in bookstores throughout Atlantic Canada
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