None of the unrest that was to be caused by the struggle towards independence was apparent to the new white settlers when, after the Second World War, they left England for the colonial life of East Africa. They were encouraged to buy land in the country and employ local labour to work on it. It was under these circumstances that in 1949 the Seys, full of optimistic development plans invested their future in a farm in the Highlands east of Lake Victoria.
This engrossing insight into Colonial life is written by Rosemary Seys, nee Rothschild, who with her husband forged a fascinating and unforgettable life in the Kenya of White Mischief and Mau Mau fame. Narrated by her son and with short pieces recorded by Rosemary herself, this memoir of their life in East Africa in a time of change and reform is made up of their letters home recording both the mundane and extraordinary 'other world' of 1950s colonialism. Download and start listening now!