ISBN Hardback 978-1-907991-00-4 ISBN eBook 978-1-907991-03-5
The compelling personal account of living through the atrocities as Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, whilst bringing up a family on a farm amidst the chaos.
As a trained nurse, newly married to the son of the Governor of Rhodesia during the UDI years, Susan writes compellingly about bringing up a family on their farm in Matabeleland in the midst of the unfolding terror and growing number of atrocities.
Above all it is a human story. Sometimes shocking and always moving, there is also warmth and humour as Susan creates a gripping picture of the conflict and tells of her family’s survival when many of her friends and neighbouring farmers didn’t.
The book is a testament to the courage displayed by so many people who were tested day after day by almost unimaginable horrors.
The Litany Bird is the popular name of the Nightjar, a largely nocturnal bird found throughout southern Africa. Its haunting call sounds like ‘Good Lord, Deliver Us.’
Foreword by Lord Carrington.