Letters from Wankie

A Place in Colonial Africa

Patricia Friedberg


Book not available in Zimbabwe.


Letters from Wankie is a unique true story based on the collection of some 500 air letters the author, British-born Patricia Friedberg, wrote home to England in the mid-1950s, during the first two years of her marriage to her South African physician husband. Together the newlyweds moved to the remote mining town of Wankie in the far northwest corner of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where he was employed as a colliery doctor.


Reading Letters from Wankie is like listening to a charming tale told by a good friend and, throughout the book, Friedberg exhibits the knack of making you feel she's a friend you have known forever.


Patricia Friedberg is a British born journalist who lived in colonial Zimbabwe in the 1950s.