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Breaking African Ties
by Gillie Bowen

The Sequel to Beneath African Skies

In Breaking African Ties, the sequel to Beneath African Skies, siblings George and Molly return to their homeland, Kenya, after the conclusion of the Second World War. George’s war had seen him in action as an RAF pilot in Egypt, Greece, Italy, Albania and Syria. He was awarded the DFM and was mentioned in ‘Despatches’. Molly’s war had been spent alone in war-torn Britain whilst her husband, Boris, served in the North African desert and Germany, where he was awarded the Military Cross.

Now, in post-war Kenya, George must seek a job and a home for his new family. Molly, heavily pregnant with her second child, returns to her parents’ home with her two year old son. Will she be re-united with her British husband?

They must now face the ‘Winds of Change’ as Kenya seeks independence under Jomo Kenyatta. They will live through the horrors of the Mau-Mau Rebellion as their children grow up in a new Black Africa. On the white farms, Settlers are murdered, buildings are burnt down, crops are destroyed, cattle and other livestock hamstrung and disembowelled. The family will also face meningitis, scrub typhoid, polio and the tragic deaths of loved-ones.

George and Molly must decide if their futures lie in a new Kenya after the fight for African Freedom - or must they retrace their ancestor’s footsteps back to England.
 

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