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The Dust Diaries

Owen Sheers

The Dust Diaries by Owen Sheers describes the well-loved poet’s journal through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand the devotion to the country held by an obscure relative of his, Arthur Cripps, a lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571210268
Date Published
03.03.2005
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Summary

When Owen Sheers discovers a book in his father’s study he stumbles upon the life of an obscure relative: Arthur Cripps, lyric poet and maverick missionary to Rhodesia. Compelled by the description of Cripps’ extraordinary life in Africa, Sheers embarks on a journey through contemporary Zimbabwe in an attempt to better understand his ancestor’s devotion to the country and its people and the dramatic, often bloody, differences that echo across the years.

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Owen Sheers is a poet, novelist and playwright. Twice winner of the Wales Book of the Year, his books of poetry include Skirrid Hill, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, and the verse drama Pink Mist, winner of the Hay Festival Poetry Medal. In 2018 he was awarded the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award. Owen’s theatrical work includes The Two Worlds…

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