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"When I arrived home after 24 years in Africa I found that my mother had carefully hoarded all my letters sent week by week with an account of the happenings in Mozambique, day by day, especially during the ten years of the awful war for Liberation (Independence) when the three missionaries, John Paul, Irene Wheeler and myself were isolated in Msumba, in the north of Mozambique, miles from anywhere, while the war raged around us. .... This book is written from the hundreds of letters sent home during 24 years of my life as a missionary, first in Nyasaland/Malawi and then in Mozambique (the same diocese at that time)." -- From the Author.
Contents divided into four parts: Part One (1951-1955) -- Part Two (1955-1965) -- Part Three (1965-1975) -- Part Four (1982-1993).
Contents: From the Author / Joan Antcliff -- Preface / Irene Wheeler and Charles Wright -- The Call from Africa -- Msumba Mission -- Education, Education -- Take up your Bridge and Drive -- A Rural Adventure -- A Call to the South -- Independence in the Air -- Problems Galore -- Viva a Liberdade -- Crazy about Exams -- Under Surveillance -- The Rise of FRELIMO -- Transfer to the South -- Closure of Some Churches -- New Bishop: Dynamic Upheavals -- Msumba Revisited -- The Conquest of MABILI for Christ -- Conference and Training Courses -- Human Relations and Reconciliation -- The Brth of FRELIMO -- Problems of Freedom -- Independence Looming -- The Saga of the Baggage: Independence at Last -- After Independence: Era of RENAMO -- Church-State Relations -- Mozambique Revisited -- Centenary Celebrations -- The Peace Accord, 1992 -- Enthronement of Bishop of Niassa -- Lebombo Centenary.