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The Resource One beat of a butterfly's heart : a Tanganyika police notebook, R. N. Callander, (electronic resource)

One beat of a butterfly's heart : a Tanganyika police notebook, R. N. Callander, (electronic resource)

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One beat of a butterfly's heart : a Tanganyika police notebook
Title
One beat of a butterfly's heart
Title remainder
a Tanganyika police notebook
Statement of responsibility
R. N. Callander
Title variation
Tanganyika police notebook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book we are given a unique view of East Africa of the 1950s; not the stereotyped picture of wildlife safaris and leaping Masai, but the emerging independence struggle of a new African nation from the viewpoint of a white police officer, in an exceptionally detailed, thoroughly readable, first-hand account of a rare period of recent history. It tells how an Australian veteran, fresh from the Korean War, became a colonial police officer in Tanganyika Territory (later Tanzania after federation with the offshore islands of Zanzibar in 1964). The reader is taken on a journey which tourists in Africa never see: from back alleys and police cells in the polyglot city of Dar es Salaam, to snake-infested camps on Uganda-Ruanda border patrols, and on police field force emergency operations from barracks at the foot of Kilimanjaro
  • Stories of war, love and many things in between. His stories range from Germany to Korea, Malaysia to Mexico, Japan to Australia
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AU@
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callander, R. N.
Dewey number
967.82
LC call number
HV8271.3.A2
LC item number
C35 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Law enforcement
  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Politics and government
  • Tanzania
Summary expansion
In this book we are given a unique view of East Africa of the 1950s; not the stereotyped picture of wildlife safaris and leaping Masai, but the emerging independence struggle of a new African nation from the viewpoint of a white police office, in an exceptionally detailed, thoroughly readable, firsthand account of a rare period of recent history. It tells how an Australian veteran, fresh from the Korean War, became a colonial police officer in Tanganyika Territory (later Tanzania after federation with the offshore islands of Zanzibar in 1964). The reader is taken on a journey which tourists in Africa never see: from back alleys and police cells in the polyglot city of Dar es Salaam, to snake-infested camps on Uganda-Ruanda border patrols, and on police field force emergency operations from barracks at the foot of Kilimanjaro. There is much here to discover about a mostly benign semi-colonial period in Africa which lasted less than fifty years, passing, in one African's description, as briefly as a butterfly's heartbeat; where a few conscientious white administrators and their loyal African assistants managed vast regions of a desolate territory with remarkably selfless care and scarce resources; where things worked most of the time, but sometimes where chaos reigned. It is about the country itself, its ubiquitous animals and its people at close range, including villagers, criminals, hunters, witch doctors, and colonial officials, but most of all, the African askari policemen who were the author's close--and often only--companions
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One beat of a butterfly's heart : a Tanganyika police notebook, R. N. Callander, (electronic resource)
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OCM1bookssj0001496763
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unknown
Isbn
9781920143954
Lccn
2015430228
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001496763
Label
One beat of a butterfly's heart : a Tanganyika police notebook, R. N. Callander, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001496763
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781920143954
Lccn
2015430228
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001496763

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