The dust diaries

the African legacy of Arthur Cripps
  • 310 Pages
  • 2.76 MB
  • English
Houghton Mifflin , Boston , MA
StatementOwen Sheers.
LC ClassificationsPR
The Physical Object
Pagination310 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22580911M
ISBN 100618164642

The Dust Diaries, his Zimbabwean nonfiction narrative, won the Wales Book of the Year Award. His awards for poetry and drama include the Somerset Maugham Award for Skirrid Hill, the Hay Festival Medal for Poetry and Wales Book of the Year Award for Pink Mist, and th OWEN SHEERS is a poet, author and playwright/5(14).

An excellent book. I read this after Owen Sheers 'Resistance' and was certainly not disappointed. The Dust Diaries is an excellent 'take' on a journey of discovery and a great exposure of life in the African bush in the early 's and slightly beyond.

One of the best reads in y recommended.5/5(18). Comment: An item that has been previously used. The book has visible damages (like underlining and highlighting sentences) but remains in good working condition.

The dust jacket, CD, DVD or Access codes for good books may not be included. Fast delivery and a good book for reading.3/5(4). When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father's study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative: Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia.

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Download the Cards. Want more Terry Lynn Johnson. Click Here. The Dust Diaries is an award-winning book by Owen Sheers, published in In this work, Sheers traces the travels of his great-great-uncle, Arthur Shearly Cripps. The book was named "Welsh Book of the Year ". The Dust Diaries is the haunting record of Sheers's all-consuming attempt to piece together the luminous fragments of Arthur Cripps's remarkable life, and to understand the mystery of why he abandoned England for life in the African veldt - a journey that takes Sheers from the genteel reading rooms of Oxford University's libraries to the parched landscape of contemporary Zimbabwe.5/5(1).

THE DUST DIARIES SEEKING THE AFRICAN LEGACY OF ARTHUR CRIPPS Early on, Simpson describes the book she didn’t write: “a motivational manual telling you how to live your best life.” Though having committed to the lucrative deal years before, she “walked away,” fearing any sort of self-help advice she might give would be hypocritical.

The Dust Diaries ‘When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father’s study he stumbles across the life of an obscure relative: Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Southern Rhodesia. At a family reunion in Wales several years ago, the prize-winning poet Owen Sheers stumbled across the mesmerizing story of his great-great-uncle Arthur Cripps, a mysterious figure who turned from poetry to missionary work in Africa and ultimately became a shaman-like figure, ministering to the locals.

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Book Description The Dust Diaries by Owen Sheers describes the well-loved poet's journal through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand the devotion to the country held by an obscure relative of his, Arthur Cripps, a lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia/5(20).

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Even though this is a work of non-fiction, the diary only covers a few years of her life, /5. Delving into the history of his great-great-uncle Arthur Cripps, an Anglican missionary who left England for southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) inSheers repeatedly confronts…Author: Alice King.

In The Dust Diaries, his remarkable exploration of the life and legacy of his great-great-uncle Arthur Cripps, Owen Sheers tells the provocative story of a man whose escape to Zimbabwe from a mysterious past in England led him to a life devoted to fighting the devastating effects of colonialism.

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£ GBP. ISBN Published N/A. Format N/A Price £ Twice-winner of the Wales Book of the Year, his books of poetry include Skirrid Hill, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, the BAFTA-nominated The Green Hollow.I took three books with me on my holiday this year – sufficient to cover all my needs, but not an excessive burden in the suitcase.

One was a Christian novel – light and undemanding; one was Ben Fogle’s autobiography – which I must read and return to its owner; the other was The Dust Diaries.

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