John Ames, Native Commissioner A Romance Of The Matabele Rising

By: Bertram Mitford
Published By: Double9 Books
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"John Ames, Native Commissioner: A Romance Of The Matabele Rising" by Bertram Mitford intricately combines elements of historical fiction, romance, and adventure against the backdrop of colonial Africa. Set during the Matabele Rising, Mitford's narrative follows John Ames, a Native Commissioner tasked with navigating the complexities of British imperialism and the cultural clash with African tribes. As the Matabele rebellion unfolds, readers are drawn into a world of conflict and turmoil, where the ambitions of the British Empire collide with the fierce resistance of indigenous peoples. Through Ames' eyes, Mitford explores the intricacies of colonialism, shedding light on the power dynamics and tensions that defined this turbulent era. Amidst the backdrop of tribal rebellion, a romance blossoms, adding depth and poignancy to the narrative. Against all odds, love flourishes amidst the chaos and uncertainty, offering a glimpse of humanity's resilience in the face of adversity. Mitford's masterful storytelling brings colonial Africa to life, painting a vivid portrait of a bygone era marked by adventure, passion, and political upheaval. "John Ames, Native Commissioner" stands as a compelling testament to the complexities of imperialism and the enduring power of love amidst the turmoil of history.

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Bertram Mitford

Bertram Mitford FRGS (13 June 1855–4 October 1914) was a colonial writer, novelist, essayist, and cultural critic who published forty-four books, the majority of which were set in South Africa. He was a contemporary of H Rider Haggard. He was a Mitford family member and the third son of Edward Ledwich Osbaldeston Mitford (1811-1912). In 1895, he became the 31st Lord of the Manor of Mitford, succeeding his brother Colonel John Philip Osbaldeston Mitford. He died in 1912 at Mitford Hall in Northumberland. Bertram Mitford was born in Bath in 1855, educated at Hurstpierpoint College in Sussex, traveled to southern Africa in 1874, lived in Cheltenham in 1881, married Zima Helen Gentle, daughter of Alfred Ebden, on March 9, 1886 in Brighton, had daughter Yseulte Helen on June 3, 1887 (died July 1969), son Roland Bertram on June 17, 1891 (died April 16, 1932), lived in London in 1891, and died of liver disease in 1914 in Cowfold, Sussex. He belonged to four London clubs: The Junior Athenaeum, Savage, the New Vagabond, and the Wigwam.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 212pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362769158
  • ISBN-13: 9789362769152
  • Item Weight: 275.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / Historical