Sunday, August 29, 2010

A poetic life

Last night we had dinner with some friends from Zimbabwe and they mentioned the fascinating life story of Arthur Shearly Cripps (1869-1952). He was an English Anglican clergyman who spent many years in Southern Rhodesia and had a significant passion for social justice issues in Africa. He was also a gifted poet who was able to support himself from royalties from his published poems. His life inspired his great-great nephew, Owen Sheers to write The Dust Diaries, which in 2005 was the Welsh Book of the Year.

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