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The Lord of Anomy
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In 1875 the Rozvi Kingdom, now in present day Zimbabwe, is indistinctly besieged from within by the convergence of a missionary, Rev. Holbrook, a militant British bourgeoisie aspiring for knighthood, Sir Crowler, and an immorally amorous war emissary allegedly from King Cetshwayo of the feared Zulu Kingdom. The ëZuluí ambassador uncompromisingly makes painstaking demands. While Rev. Holbrook is earnest in his endeavours, Sir Crowler is adamant the natives are enemies of both God and Britain meant for annihilation. The elders cannot consult the oracles; all diviners having fled before the arrival of the foreigners. An enigmatic and malicious hermit comes to the fore in the calamitous confusion that ensues. But nobody can tell with certainty if the hermit is messianic or anarchical.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Other Titles
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Characters
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Act I
  2. p. 3
  1. Scene 1: 1st Day. Afternoon. King Zunzanyika’s courtyard
  2. pp. 4-10
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  1. Scene 2: 2nd Day. Afternoon
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. Scene 3: 6th Day. Morning. King Zunzanyika’s courtyard
  2. pp. 23-34
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  1. Act II
  2. p. 35
  1. Scene 1: 9th Day. Morning. Mission site; part of a cleared area in Chikasha Forest
  2. pp. 36-44
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  1. Scene 2: 12th Day. Afternoon. Chapwanya’s stockaded homestead backyard
  2. pp. 45-54
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  1. Scene 3: 13th Day. Afternoon. Scene same as previous one
  2. pp. 55-64
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  1. Act III
  2. p. 65
  1. Scene 1: 14th Day. Night. Inside Gungwa’s circular sleeping-hut
  2. pp. 66-74
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  1. Scene 2: 15th Day. Daybreak. Chapwanya’s unkempt homestead backyard
  2. pp. 75-87
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  1. Scene 3: 22nd Day. Noon. Dombo’s homestead backyard
  2. pp. 88-96
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  1. Act IV
  2. p. 97
  1. Scene 1: 26th Day. Afternoon. Sir Wilkie Crowler’s sitting room
  2. pp. 98-107
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  1. Scene 2: 28th Day. Late evening. Chapwanya’s sitting-hut
  2. pp. 108-117
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  1. Scene 3: 31st Day. Daybreak. The missionary station, Chikasha Forest
  2. pp. 118-122
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  1. Glossary of Rozvi & Zulu Words
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. Back cover
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