Rhodes: The Race for Africa

Anthony Thomas

 

Synopsis

A biography of Africa's conqueror takes the reader into the life of Cecil Rhodes, an English patriot and racist who, by the age of thirty-four, had added a million square miles to Britain's empire and who set the stage for apartheid. 20,000 first printing.

Review

[Thomas] strongly criticized the racially unjust and politically corrupt methods by which Rhodes built the white-dominated states of Southern Africa, but he was also fascinated by the forceful personality that enabled Rhodes to charm, cajole, and finagle his way into wealth and power. Vigorous prose and a propulsive story line .

Author

Anthony Thomas is a South African writer and documentary filmmaker.