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COLONY: End of An Era Laurence Peters

COLONY: End of An Era

Laurence Peters

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Africa in the 1950s and early 1960s echoed to the demands from increasingly vocal African Nationalists for Independence. Their aspirations had been seeded by the hasty withdrawal of Britain from the Indian Sub-Continent a decade or more previously.MoreAfrica in the 1950s and early 1960s echoed to the demands from increasingly vocal African Nationalists for Independence. Their aspirations had been seeded by the hasty withdrawal of Britain from the Indian Sub-Continent a decade or more previously. Now they insisted on the same and The United Kingdom it seemed, was quite happy to accede to their demands, without apparently a seconds thought for the lives of thousands of British subjects who had at the behest or encouragement of their successive governments made their homes in that troubled continent.They had gone out to Africa to promote British standards, British ideals, in fact The British way of life, and of course to provide much needed raw materials for British Industry for decades. Now it seemed The Mother Country was prepared to abandon them on the altar of Political Expediency, leaving them to face an uncertain future under the rule of those they had previously subjugated on Britains behalf. This attitude was summed up by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillans speech referred to above.Gripping Saga of Power, Passion and Intrigue, where circumstances bring troubled relationships into stark focus, with savage violence and terrifying results.This is a compelling saga of violence, lust, greed, deceit and hunger for power, set against the background of the last days of British Colonial Rule in a small African country. It is the end of an era, and an uncertain future awaits. Although the main characters in this story are purely fictional, they could not be brought to life without drawing on the reality of Africa, its history and culture of governance.