African Connections

A selection of books with links, of one kind or another, to Africa

memoir - Africa

A Beat Around the Bush

by Alastair Tompkins
Experiences of a British officer in the Kenya Police during the 1950s and 60s

A Copper in Calabar

by Harry Brun
Experiences of a Student Soldier and Policeman in South and West Africa 1920s-1950s
RAF memoir

Adventures on the Infinite Highway

by Peter Rivington

The airborne experiences of an RAF and airline pilot 1938-62

I Flew for Savimbi

by Simon Van Garderen
A South African bush pilot recalls his 25-year association with Angola UNITA terrorist leader Dr Jonas Savimbi

Lives In Colour

by George Major
A family saga tracing the author's forebears in colonial Africa and his own colourful career as a housepainter

Lollipops of Dust

by Susan Read-Lobo

Memories of an Colonial Childhood in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) 1955-66

Safari Mzuri

by Brian J. Elliott

RAF National Servicemen have a wild time in 1960's Kenya in this entertaining tale
Civilian memoir

Tracks Across the Veldt

by Sam Wright
Memoirs of a former Rhodesia Railways employee, recalling the golden days of rail transport in Rhodesia 1950-76
RAF memoir

Wings Without Weapons

by Humphrey Wynn

Memoirs of a ferry pilot with RAF Transport Command in Africa, the Middle East and India during World War 2

Long Nights and Long Knives

by Alastair Tompkins
A novel set in Kenya at the time of the 1952 Mau Mau insurgency