The British Empire Library


A Patch of Africa

by Joan I. Smith


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Review by R. J. H.
A Patch of Africa is a series of poignant stories of Joan Smith's life in Africa over a period of thirteen years. All those questions I have always wanted to ask about what it was like for the wife with a young family to have to uproot and make a home far from family and friends in totally different surroundings are finally answered! Each chapter tells of an episode in her life in Tanganyika, of the people she met, the sights, sounds and smells of an Africa she came to love; of the everyday dangers of wild animals, the threat of rabies, insects; coping with the children, servants, language etc. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book, written with great warmth and feeling. I was pleased to see the photographs of some of the people and places mentioned and the maps of the area in which the family lived and travelled. I can honestly say I could hardly put it down!
British Empire Book
Author
Joan I. Smith
Published
1991
Pages
232
Publisher
F. G. Smith
ISBN
0958753814
Availability
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