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In a time when lands were forged of blood and conquest, farmers and prospectors looked north to new beginnings. Settler wagons in their hundreds left the safety of the Cape Colony; generations on, their descendants are still fighting to keep a land they love...
... For that smallest of moments the two men stared at each other. Between them flew a hundred years, a thousand reasons. Ancient prophecies, the creak of wagons over rough ground and a woman's yearning for infinite horizons, the strengthening of one man's belief and the imminent death of another.
From Rhodesia's final years, the clock turns back to the windswept, dusty streets of Kimberley's infamous diamond fields. For Catherine Goddard and her son, Mathew, their decision to cross the Limpopo as part of a settler wagon train is one borne of desperation and a boy's need to be reunited with his father. For three months their ox-drawn trek wagon stands as their only defence against the African wilderness and the bloodlust of Lobengula Khumalo's warring impis.
Throughout the passage of a hundred years, three racially divided families are fatefully drawn together. Dynasties are shaped and smashed by kings, warrior chiefs and the indomitable lust for power and wealth by men like Cecil Rhodes and the perpetrators of Zimbabwe's chaotic new order.
From the latter part of the nineteenth century, Sons of Africa runs inexorably to the demise of Rhodesia's white minority rule and the emergence of the new Zimbabwe.