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By Peter Hathaway Capstick

ISBN-10: 0312000480

ISBN-13: 9780312000486

A likelihood assembly round a safari campfire at the banks of the Mupamadazi River results in the grand story of African event through Peter Capstick, the most important searching writer of our time. Wally Johnson spent part a century in Mozambique looking white gold--ivory. so much males died at this harmful alternate. he is the final one in a position to inform his story.

In hours of conversations by mopane fired within the African bush, Wally defined his career--how he survived the large chew of a Gaboon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, ailment, and most threatening of all, gold fever. He bluffed down 2 hundred armed poachers nearly single-handedly, and survived rocket assaults from communist revolutionaries in the course of Mozambique's plunge into chaos in 1975. In Botswana, at age sixty three, Wally endured his profession. even though the nice tuskers have principally long gone and such a lot of Wally's colleagues are lifeless, Wally has survived. His phrases are rugged testimony to an Africa that's now dream.

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