Closing Years of the British Empire in Africa - Friends of Chitambo

Closing Years of the British Empire in Africa - Friends of Chitambo

18th October 2018, 13:00

Location: Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1NP

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Friends of Chitambo are pleased to invite you to a talk and networking lunch with author Callum Christie exploring the closing years of the British Empire in Africa. Callum Christie has extensive regional expertise having worked as a Colonial District Officer and District Commissioner in Northern Rhodesia from 1959 - 1964. His book, 'Goodbye Colonialism, Farewell Feudalism: Letters from a District Officer' recounts his experiences in the feudal kingdom of Barotseland. Callum Christie has further worked as an Economist in the Ministry of Finance, Zambia, preparing developmental plans. He later set up a horticulture farm near Lusaka, an enterprise which came to pioneer high-value fruit exportation from Zambia to European markets by air. This talk is a unique opportunity to explore Africa's history and we hope you can join us. Lunch will be provided. Attendance by donation to Friends of Chitambo SCIO, Registered Charity No SCO44337.

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