The Dust Diaries

The Dust Diaries

Owen Sheers / Aug 23, 2019

The Dust Diaries 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 Compelled by the description of C

  • Title: The Dust Diaries
  • Author: Owen Sheers
  • ISBN: 9780571210268
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Compelled by the description of Cripps extraordinary life in Africa, Sheers embarks on a journey through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand his ancestor s devotion to the country andWhen 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 Compelled by the description of Cripps extraordinary life in Africa, Sheers embarks on a journey through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand his ancestor s devotion to the country and its people and the dramatic, often bloody, differences that echo across the years.

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      • Owen Sheers

        OWEN SHEERS is a poet, author and playwright His first novel, Resistance, was translated into ten languages and adapted into a film 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 the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for his play The Two Worlds of Charlie F His most recent novel is I Saw a Man, which was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger He lives in Wales with his wife and daughter He has been a New York Public Library Cullman Fellow and is currently Professor in Creativity at Swansea University.


    761 Comments

    1. About Arthur Cripps, amazing missionary to Zimbabwe for fifty years from the early 1900s. He is a great character, and the book has wonderful descriptions of Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans, as well as insights into its history and current situation. Really worth reading if you have lived in and loved Zimbabwe.


    2. Based on true historical person but "written as fiction"The author, one day, came across mention of an uncle he has never previously heard and was fascinated by his publications to follow his uncle's story.


    3. In 1973, the SPCK published God's Irregular: Arthur Shearly Cripps, A Rhodesian Epic, by Douglas Steere, recounting the life of the poet and Mashonaland-based Anglican – but very independent – missionary. Twenty-four years later, Owen Sheers looked out a copy in his father's study after Cripps's name came up in a family conversation. After reading this biography of his relative – Cripps was his grandmother's uncle – Sheers found that although he now knew the shape of Cripps' life, "there [...]


    4. The book was inspired by a book written by Arthur Cripps, an unorthodox missionary who served the Shona people in Rhodesia from about 1902 onwards.On a trip to Zimbabwe to research the book, Sheers gets more than he bargained for as it coincides with the violence of farm invasions orchestrated under Mugabe rule.It contains a bit of biography and a perspective of current-day politics in Zimbabwe.


    5. I love Owen Sheers' writing but was not so keen on this book. The classic tale of a bloke who ran away from a woman and became a missionary . Contains some good political insight though and compelling narrative and description.


    6. I struggled with this book. despite the subject being a man of the cloth with progressive ideas way before his time, in the veld of Rhodesia, the pace was extremely slowo slow hold my attention to the end


    7. I often pick up random books about Africa in the airports and this was one of those. Great book about Zimbabwe, fiction, very engaging.



    8. Wonderfully written account of a young man tracing his roots. Rich with nostalgia, adventure, and poignant observation about African cultures, this book is definitely worth a read or two.


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