Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eric Attwell The Road to London (Ean : 620-21982-3)

A fascinating story of two South African brothers who set out to ride from Port Elizabeth to London in 1936.
The story is all the more interesting because they did it on a shoe-string budget, stopping to work along the way.
Mr Attwell's keen sense saw the injustices of the colonial era for what they were, and his "radical" beliefs led to him being harassed for many years after his return to South Africa. The descriptions of Africa and it's people are valuable as they are from the perspective that Africans are people, an unusual view at the time!
The book, printed in 1997, appears to be unavailable.
Eric Attwell deserves much wider recognition in South Africa.

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