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Walk against the Stream
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Walk against the Stream

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Tony has published a novel of his war experiences during the Rhodesian War - based mainly in the Victoria Falls area.

A Walk Against The Stream is a true story that revolves around a young man called up to do his National Service in war torn Rhodesia in the late 1970's. His army posting is to one of the country's premier tourist resorts and it is there that he falls in love with a young croupier from a nearby Casino.
The story centres on their relationship and the challenges they face as the war rages around them and the village they live in. It is a passionate embrace of a first love and a lost love. Of wasted youth and blood spilled on the dry African soil.
A fascinating insight into the life of two young people brought together by love and war in a truly magnificent Continent.

The Author was born in Rhodesia, as it was known before its rebirth to Zimbabwe in April 1980. Brought up in a modest home in Salisbury, the Author attended nearby Churchill High School where he graduated in 1972.
Preferring travel to further studies, the Author worked his way around parts of the world until he returned to Rhodesia in 1976.
By this time war had engulfed his country of birth and the Author found himself drafted into the Army to fight terrorists bent on its destruction. This he did for four years, serving in various Army and Police units until the arrival of majority rule under Robert Mugabe in April 1980.
The Author left Zimbabwe in 1980 and live in South Africa for five years before returning to Zimbabwe in early 1986 to start a Construction company with his brother.
In 2000 President Mugabe "redistributed" farms belonging to the white community in Zimbabwe and this led to a rapid implosion of the economy. The Author was forced to liquidate his business in 2002 and now lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and two children.

 

Published: January, 2007
• Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
• Pages: 482
• Size: 6x9
• ISBN: 9781425105037







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