About the Book
About the Author
Colonial Adventure is a graphic novella written in rhythmic prose depicting a slice of British colonial history
(1936—1977) as experienced by individuals on both sides of the racial conflict.
begins with a British couple who leave the sophistication of London to
establish a large agricultural operation in what was then Southern Rhodesia,
later Rhodesia and now Zimbabwe.
the rise of Black Nationalism, the black majority rebels leading to a brutal
civil war that has a severe impact on the two families, one black and one
white, whose lives the story follows.
Of the shorter stories, also written in rhythmic prose, one
concerns a female architect from Haiti, another a young boy abandoned at a
country fair by his mother and a third addresses an over-reaction in the
climate of fear surrounding Islam. The fourth story portrays an outrage
committed against a teenager seeking to free herself from family domination,
while the last tale is a dramatic monologue conducted by an African dictator.
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