Two in the Bush

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Autumn, 1966. In south London, Burt Saunders, a middle-aged school teacher, responds to an advertisement in The Observer. Newly-independent Zambia is recruiting teachers. Within months, he and his wife are on a plane to Africa. He is brimming with excitement; she is laden down with foreboding. A Land Rover picks them up at the airstrip, drives them deep into the bush and finally dumps them and their pristine, white suit cases in a place called Lubwa. Lubwa is not on the map. It is six miles on from Chinsali, but they can’t find Chinsali on the map either. They are 70 miles on dirt tracks from the nearest place that is on the map. There are no shops, no electricity and no other Europeans. Confronted with a shell of a house to live in, and discovering that the school where he was contracted to teach had yet to be built, Burt wonders why they told him in London to be sure to pack a dinner jacket...
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  • By Burt Saunders
    Jan 18, 2010
    By Richard Wiggins This is an excellent book, written not by an idealist or a dreamer, but by someone who was there. The scenes described are vivid and evoke both the power that Africa engenders and the deep love that the author clearly retains. In a world where popular comment invariably resides with those who understand the least, it is refreshing to tap the bank of first-hand experience. The pain, fear and anguish recounted are all-too familiar to anyone with knowledge of the region. The iniquities and injustices were as redolent then as they are today. Burt Saunders is a man of principle and decency. He writes as an academic with feeling and grace.
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September 28, 2011
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