List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Map of Zambia (Northern Rhodesia); Introduction; PART I: 1. Cyprus, island of 'beauty and longing'; 2. Northern Rhodesia, land of the bwanas and - 'boys'; 3. 'The roots of heaven'; 4. The officers and - clerks; 5. The rider mounts the horse; 6. Strikes and boycotts; 7. Governor Benson's 'democracy'; 8. Colonies in revolt; 9. Signs of change; 10. The horse bucks -; PART II: 11. Dancing the Isaiah and the Chachacha; 12. The 'boys' woo the bwanas; 13. Back to the roots; 14. A vital election; 15. The reluctant candidate; 16. Celebrations and intimidation on the hustings; 17. Dashed hopes?; 18. Harry rises to the occasion; 19. The black coalition; 20. - and the rider is thrown off; 21. 'One Zambia, One Nation'; PART III: 22. The first steps; 23. Development or contingency planning?; 24. Hostages to the Rhodesian sanctions; 25. Development and dissent; 26. UNIP in turmoil attacks the Chief Justice; 27. Rhodesian spies and intimidation; 28. Economic awakening; 29. Mixing business with government; 30. The mines under government control; 31. Confusion and pressures; 32. Moving on; PART IV: 33. In King Tiny's court; 34. 'One-party participatory democracy'!; 35. A costly mistake; 36. Hunted; 37. A gentlemen's coup; 38. Paralysis and stagnation; 39. A rude awakening; 40. Taking stock; Epilogue; Appendix: The mining agreements; Select bibliography; Index
Andrew Sardanis was born and educated in colonial Cyprus, worked as a journalist and moved to Northern Rhodesia in 1950. He participated in the independence movement of Zambia and played a major role in the first Administration of the country. After a business career that took him to almost all the sub-Saharan countries he now takes care of the Chaminuka Nature and Wildlife Reserve, near Lusaka, Zambia.