Africa House Revised Edition


A book about Africa, with strong elements of Kuki Gallmann’s “I dreamed of Africa”, combined with the same spirit as Philip Marsden’s “The Bronsky House”. It is the story of a lost world and lost time in Africa. In 1912, a rich young man goes to Northern Rhodesia and builds a most magnificent house in the middle of nowhere on the edge of a lake. He builds this mansion in 2000 acres of land, and eventually has 10,000 employees.;Here, he creates a totally British style of living in the form of libraries, billiard rooms, and cocktail parties. Life changes with the political scene in the 1960s and 70s as tragedy hits the family. The home is abandoned overnight. the author, with the founders’ grandson. drove for nine hours north of Lenaka and found the crumbling mansion. This is the story of the family and their home.