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Hold My Hand I'm Dying

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The great heart of Africa is dying. Joseph Mahoney, the last colonial commissioner in the spectacular Kariba Gorge, is there to witness the death throes. Somehow, he must also ease the birth pangs of the new Africa that will take its place. His companions are Samson, his Matabele servant, and Suzie, the girl he loves.

But Mahoney and Suzie are drifting apart, and now Samson
Published April 1st 1969 by Corgi (first published 1967)
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I found this book on a fence while walking to Bondi Beach. I liked it - being about a time and place that I know nothing about, it was both vivid and very passionately written. Unfortunately as the book progressed, I found myself increasingly wanting to wallop the two lovers with a large trout.
Shadin :)
ive read this book three times!!!!!!!
really interesting , romantic one,,, :)its full of love, sacrifice , war, leaving and coming back againg.....
i wish one day to see the movie . im sure it would amasing, wonderful. as the novle itself.... :)

No One Can LIVE Without Love .....
I read this book whilst I was living in South Africa. between 1970 and 1972 and also spent two months in Rhodesia. Loved the book and have decided soon I will read it again.
Mpumi Sithole
Absolutely enjoyed reading this book. Loved the way the story unfolds, the detail pre-independence and what Rhodesia went through just before independence. A great way to learn about history. The love story is amazing too, although the end is not a happy one
Sarah Bassett
loved this book. I read this while in Zambia & it definitely helped me relate to what people had been through.
John Polson
Read it twice - once before living in Southern Africa - and once since.
Ian Van der merwe
Very good read even now for the 3de time
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John Gordon Davis was born and grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He had a degree in Political Science and an LLB. He served on the bar in Southern Rhodesia, before UDI in that country.

He became a full time writer after the success of his first book Hold my hand I'm dying.

He ran a course in fiction writing from Andalusia in Spain. He passed away in November 2014 and is survived by his wi
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