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Robert Burslem

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“Although I’ve been writing for many years “The Valley of the Shadow” is my debut novel. Its gestation period was long and painful. The subject matter is very close to my heart. I know it’s a cliché but Africa is an enigma. My first experience of the continent was as a junior naval officer arriving at the port of Massawa in what was then Ethiopia but is now Eritrea. It was a good introduction: Marxist revolution, war of liberation, famine and drought all in full swing – simultaneously. But my abiding memory was the resilience of ordinary people!
A long time later and after much involvement in African liberation politics I went to live in post war Zimbabwe. I witnessed as tribalism over took racism as the dominant social force and saw the br...more


Nelson Mandela is probably taking his last few breaths. His life has been well chronicled and there’s nothing much I want to add. Nelson planted his flag on that dunghill we call history a long time ago. If you missed anything don’t worry. All the obituaries are written and biographical films are ready for broadcast!

Now, quietly and without fuss, at his side sits his third wife Graça. Graça is... Read more of this blog post »
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Fear No Evil
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