Born in Zimbabwe during the tail end of the Rhodesian Civil War, Alan Webb has family who were on both sides of the conflict. He travels the world and is passionate about history, ancient civilizations, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues.
His debut novel, Once Upon A Time In Zimbabwe by Alan Webb is a Captivating Story of Race and Inheritance and is draws from the real life experiences of the Rhodesian Civil War Survivor, Coloured Zimbabwean Expat and now Canadian citizen.
Alan Webb who was deemed to be Coloured, of mixed-race ancestry, in his country of birth also happens to be an active member and supporter of Bruinou.com since the early days of our existence in the early 2000’s and has over many years made highly valuable contrbutions on a range of issues including that of Racial Identity to our now archived Bruinou Forums under his Spiderman user name.
COULD RACIAL IDENTITY BE THE ROOT CAUSE OF CONFLICT IN THE WORLD TODAY?
Ongoing conflicts in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are bringing to light the issues of racial and cultural differences among people who strive to survive. Alan Webb, a Canadian citizen, and author, lived through the Rhodesian Civil War, which ended 44 years ago on December 12th. He has now incorporated his experiences into his debut multigenerational novel.
Alan Webb’s Once Upon A Time In Zimbabwe ‐ A Story Of Race And Inheritance is a captivating historical fiction novel that follows protagonist Joseph Daniels’ multigenerational family experiences. It explores themes such as race, identity, war, colonization, land, politics, love, and sexuality. The story is set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe’s rich culture and history, spanning European colonization, the Rhodesian Civil War, Zimbabwe’s independence, South Africa’ from it’s Apartheid era to democracy and Robert Mugabe’s long presidency. It is replete with thrilling adventure, romance, and heartache.
Joseph, a mixed raced descendent of 1820 settlers from England, is born in the turbulent years leading up to Zimbabwe’s independence. By the time he comes of age in the 1990s, he must navigate the complexity of his mixed race Coloured identity, while seeking to establish his generational inheritance and legacy. If you are looking for an entertaining and educational story, then this book is a must read.
An episodic novel that sweeps across the centuries, Once Upon a Time in Zimbabwe by Alan Webb is a Captivating Story of Race and Inheritance and is replete with historical detail and unforgettable characters.
At turns adventurous, romantic, thrilling, and heartbreaking, the story of Joseph Daniels and his family is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
Once Upon A Time In Zimbabwe – A Story Of Race And Inheritance by Alan Webb, produced by FriesenPress, is available on order from most major online book retailers including the FriesenPress Bookstore and Amazon.
The eBook is available for Kindle, Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, and Google Play.