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Call Of The Litany Bird : Surviving the Zimbabwe Bush War

By: GIBBS, SUSAN Carrington, Lord(Foreword by)

190799100X / 9781907991004
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United Kingdom
149 x 222 mm 272 pages, Colour Plates
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As a trained nurse, newly married to the son of the Governor of Rhodesia during the UDI years, Susan writes compellingly about bringing up a family on their farm in Matabeleland in the midst of the unfolding terror and growing number of atrocities. Above all it is a human story. Sometimes shocking and always moving, there is also warmth and humour as Susan creates a gripping picture of the conflict and tells of her family's survival when many of her friends and neighbouring farmers didn't. The book is a testament to the courage displayed by so many people who were tested day after day by almost unimaginable horrors. The Litany Bird is the popular name of the Nightjar, a largely nocturnal bird found throughout southern Africa.

Its haunting call sounds like 'Good Lord, Deliver Us.'


1HFMW Zimbabwe, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), BGA Autobiography: general, HBJH African history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, HBWS Military history: post WW2 conflicts

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