Can You Smell the Rain? John Hewlett

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A Memoir of Mozambique

Narrated by the author

From communism and war to democracy and peace - From boardroom intrigue to private islands.

The story of a farmer and pilot raised in colonial Kenya who went on to play an active role in Mozambican politics whilst leading Lonrho’s foreign investment in that country. This unique memoir describes life during Mozambique’s transition from communism to democracy, from poverty to an investor’s choice. It has been a life creating farms, gold mining and operating hotels through war and peace. Then supporting peasant farmers and developing the conservation of a private tropical island.

It is proof that nothing is impossible and Africa offers opportunity to those who persist. It is a personal record of the changes in modern Africa and Mozambique in particular an investor’s destination.
6 Dec 2023 English South Africa Books · Business

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