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Roar of the lion / Frank Coates.

By: Coates, Frank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pymble, N.S,W. : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2007Description: 520 p. : maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780732282721 (pbk.); 0732282721 (pbk.).Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Africa -- Fiction | Australian fictionGenre/Form: Adventure stories.Summary: While a nameless hunter journals his heart of darkness trek from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo, a wealthy prospector and his wife establish themselves in Nairobi. Hoping to expand his family's fortunes with timber and farming, Ewart brings his wife Gertrude and their children back to Africa.
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Love or empire; ambition or greed? What drives a man to walk from the Cape to Cairo?Ewart Grogan, known to the Africans as Bwana Simba - the man with the cold stare of the lion - is a man of unwavering self-confidence. From his early days fighting for Cecil Rhodes in the Matabele wars, Grogan's passion uniquely equipped him to conquer a continent.He risked all to trek across darkest Africa for the woman he loves and has gone on to dominate the business world of the burgeoning new colony of British East Africa. Domination has come at a price, however, and Grogan's ambition divides him from those who gave him his start - and those who love him most.Now, the Great War points its bloody finger towards Africa. And Grogan faces his greatest ordeal - and his most wrenching choice ...PRAISE FOR IN SEARCH OF AFRICA:'absorbing' WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN'robust adventure ... Frank Coates does a fine job suffusing his novel with Eastern Africa's postwar history' THE AGE'powerfully recreates the turbulent past' COURIER-MAIL

While a nameless hunter journals his heart of darkness trek from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo, a wealthy prospector and his wife establish themselves in Nairobi. Hoping to expand his family's fortunes with timber and farming, Ewart brings his wife Gertrude and their children back to Africa.

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