Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013 Liveblog: Sunday 19 May, 2:30pm - 3:30pm http://t.co/fpMHWcavQt
This novel dealing with real events has been self-published on Amazon by former Cape Town journalist Graham Fysh. Hopefully self-publishing will not limit its distribution as it is both a good read and a book dealing with important events in the 19C history of South Africa. Moorosi was an African chief in the area now centered on the Lesotho town of Quithing. His people sought protection from the British to protect them from the cattle and land stealing Boers with disastrous consequences. Fysh sensitively describes the cultural barriers between often self-righteous British officials and tribal people. The dialogue is credible and left me double-checking facts about events that eventually forced Britain into created Basutoland Protectorate, now Lesotho. I can't fault the historical accuracy on the world in which Chief Moorosi found himself forced into confrontation with the mighty British Empire.
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