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If You Get Yourself Killed, You'Re Fired! free pdf This is the story of the most unusual life of Wilfred Hatrton 'Wilf ' Nussey from his beginnings in the South African wilderness to a career reporting on the watershed second half of the last century in Africa. It is a saga of exotic places, people and events from which the new and turbulent Africa has emerged. The only son of a military family, raised largely in the Lowveld where his relatives carved ranches from raw wilderness. As a reporter he was on the frontline of tumultuous South African politics, the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, worked in Britain and Canada for some years, then spent more than twenty years covering black Africa, thirteen of them as editor of a premier news service in the continent. His story is a long gallery of vivid word-pictures of predators and presidents, bush wars and urban upheaval, places of stunning beauty, events that made history and shaped our future, characters larger than life, misery and joy and laughter, and captivating wildlife adventures, all painted with passion. It covers many major news stories such as the international furore over South West Africa (Namibia), the Rhodesian UDI, the wars there and in Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the Congo, the Madagascar revolution, the uproar over the killing of Canadian girls at Victoria Falls, hurricanes in Mozambique, and the hijacking of a South African Airways Boeing. Several African independences are among them, good and bad. Famous and infamous figures lard the story, among them Verwoerd, Vorster, P.W. Botha, Welensky, Ian Smith, Kaunda, Seretse Khama, Leabua Jonathan, kings Sobhuza and Moshoeshoe, Waldheim, Robey Leibrandt, Joaquim Chissano and various revolutionary leaders. It is a personal story that eloquently captures the events and strains of the latter half of the past century in much of Africa. Perhaps, most of all, it is an accurate, first-hand account of the violent, progressive collapse of white rule in southern Africa up to the borders of South Africa, accelerated by UDI and the demise of the Portuguese dictatorship, which led to the end of apartheid.

About Wilf Nussey

Wilf Nussey was a full-time journalist for forty years, all but four in Africa, most as a foreign correspondent, first for British newspapers during the Mau Mau conflict, later as reporter and for thirteen years editor with the Argus Africa News Service, created by the Argus Group of newspapers to bring Africa news to South African readers. His assignments took him to many corners of Africa and frequently into conflicts, although he dismisses the appellation 'war correspondent' as flamboyant. He specialized in southern Africa while directing reporters in several bureaux in East, West and Central Africa, being particularly close to events in Mozambique and Angola. He is now retired and writing books.

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Author : Wilf Nussey
Publisher : 30 Degrees South Publishers
Data Published : 01 November 2014
ISBN : 1928211313
EAN : 9781928211310
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 640 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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