Robert Ruark: FABULOUS read about Africa
Ruark happens to be one of my favorite authors, but I'd mainly only read his hunting stories. Ruark was a white hunter in Africa (mostly Kenya and Tanzania) in the late 50s/early 60s and a writer. Along with his novels, he wrote for Field & Stream and several other publications about 50 years ago. Probably his best known book is The Old Man and the Boy. Most of his books are out of print now but if you can get your hands on two in particular: Uhuru and Something of Value, both are gripping reads, very well written stories that although fictional, are based entirely on true events.
Something of Value is about the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya in the 1950s, which was organized by a couple of savages on the lam for robbery and murder, gaining many recruits from the jails (sound familiar?) and by scaring tribal backwoods niggers into joining them by casting spells on them. In the book, nigger spells, called oaths, are powerful stuff and alll the tribes live and swear by them along with sick customs like smothering breech born babies and leaving the little corpses along with sick old people, out for the hyenas to eat, even if they're not dead yet. Goats and butchery factor heavily in all the oaths, along with eating intestines and genitals of butchered animals and drinking menstrual fluid mixed with urine and animal parts.
Uhuru (Swahili word for "freedom") is about the niggers' desire for uhuru about a decade after the Mau Mau uprising. In the nigger mind, uhuru is a magic pill that will make them rich like the white men, own nice farms that magically stay that way with no hard work, flashy cars that never break down and are always full of gas, and lots of glittery jewelry. Uhuru will be available to every nigger as soon as they kick the white man out of "their" lands (overgrown bush that the white man cleared in order to farm).
Both are exceptionally well written and go into lurid details about the nigger savagery and stupidity, their love of goats, barbaric customs from circumcision of women and worship of the spear and the knife, etc. I'm sure they're no longer in print because both books chronicle EXACTLY why niggers can't even rule a village, much less a town or an entire country, as well as why nigger-ruled countries like the recently-freed Congo (remember, this is in the 1960s) and Haiti, are such epic failures and why the only productive niggers are the ones that regularly feel the lash on the back and the boot in the ass.
Anyway if you can get your hands on either of these, they're truly fascinating reading and the author pulls no punches and certainly no Disneyesque nicing up of the "noble savages." Even back then, the self loathing and nigger loving was being whipped up into a frenzy mainly by the U.S., the U.K and of course, the U.N., along with the idealized belief that the nigger is capable of self-government.
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Fascinating reviews. I'm going to consider myself a part of "Oprah's Book Club" now.
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