When a remote valley deep in East Africa is discovered, a handsome tribe, descended from the Queen of Sheba, is found living there. The Sultan of Zanzibar is keen to establish his presence. Tippu Tip, the Sultan’s Machiavellian minister, orders a heavily armed expedition, led by the unwilling Captain Khalil, to seize the valley as a stepping-stone towards the sultan’s ambition of ruling the whole of Africa. The Cruel Trade tells the story of a fascinating and brave expedition as it crosses the untamed savannah. A tale of betrayal and fear, but also courage and great love, this dramatic story gives an illuminating insight into a turning point in the long and bloody history of East African slavery.
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Dr. Clifford Peacock was born in Canada. After grammar school and national service in the infantry in Austria he became a district officer in Kenya. His work on the development of water supplies in remote areas was recognized by the award of a WHO scholarship to Durham University. Following Kenya's independence, he returned to the UK and obtained a master's degree by research in health physics.
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