Beyond the Malachite Hills: A Life of Colonial Service and by Jonathan Lawley

By Jonathan Lawley

What desire is there for Africa? because the heady and hopeful days of decolonisation the tale seems certainly one of unrelenting catastrophe -- revolution; brutal army dictatorship; ethnic clash or even genocide; civil battle; state-threatening corruption; monetary failure; and, in locations, the total breakdown of country and society. And all has been compounded by way of average failures -- drought, famine and the scourge of AIDS. yet there's one other, much less mentioned, tale of Africa; throwing off the colonial earlier, embracing modernity, studying speedy, gaining in delight and self-confidence and embracing the the most important administration functionality; all this within the context of fruitful collaboration with Europe and American enterprise and, more and more, with the emerging Asian fiscal superpowers. Jonathan Lawley paints a bright and convincing photo of good political, social and financial development. past the Malachite Hills is a striking testomony to his long-lasting and profound involvement with this usually misunderstood continent.

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I have often thought that a similar approach would be appropriate in the United Kingdom in many circumstances. After another day’s touring, John left me to continue on my own and the Land Rover came to take him back to Kalomo and Choma. I visited more villages along the river and one night camped close to Kazangula pontoon, opposite the point where Southern Rhodesia and Bechuanaland met on the southern bank of the river (a few years later this would be the famous freedom ally between white and black Africa).

It was run by Johanna, a lady of Greek origin who was rumoured to have killed a German with her bare hands during the war. All the businesses were white owned apart from one of the stores called Elvinas (L V Nayee) which was run by Asians. They served a clientele of mainly white farmers and a few civil servants including four European policemen. At the hotel, mainly farmers or travellers patronised the bar, while wives sat in groups on the veranda. To the west of town was the African township and to the north a gravel road led to the boma.

In those days, crime of any sort was rare in the villages and theft virtually unknown. The Kalomo chiefs had an average of about 6000 or 7000 people in their areas. The day-to-day maintenance of law and order was in the hands of chiefs and headmen and about five kapasus (tribal police) per chief’s area. It would be difficult to imagine a more peaceful and law-abiding society. There were no national police stationed in the chief’s areas in those days and no need for them. Only in the event of a murder did they become involved there.

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