Harmattan, a Wind of Change: Life and Letters from Northern Nigeria at the End of Empire


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The end of empire, a romantic story and the social life and culture of an elite British colony -- these are the fascinating themes to emerge from this unique collection of letters and diary entries. It is an inside story of Northern Nigeria's independence and of a clash of cultures. Tim Johnston's background was rich in imperial tradition and, after Oxford, he joined the British Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria. Berrice was from a very different background -- a broken home and work in a dress-shop at the age of 14. ...

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