From “Marie”

Interesting, perhaps still relevant, quote from the preface to H Rider Haggard‘s Marie (1912).

“To-day the flag of England flies from the Zambesi to the Cape. Beneath its shadow may all ancient feuds and blood jealousies be forgotten. May the natives prosper also and be justly ruled, for after all in the beginning the land was theirs.

Isn’t it fascinating how recent that was? There are people alive today who were around when this was written!

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