The Lord of Anomy
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English
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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 �Zulu� 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.

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Published 15 May 2009
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EAN13 9789956717729
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B asil Diki T he Lord of Anomy
The Lord
of Anomy
Basil Diki
L an g aa Resear ch i shi n g& Publ CIG M an k on,Bam enda
Publ i sher: L angaa RPCIG (L angaaResearch & Publishing Common Initiative G roup) P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@ gmail.com www.langaarpcig.net
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Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@ msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-558-67 -2
© Basil Diki 2009
D ISCLAIME R This is a work of fiction. N ames, characters, places, and incidents are either the author’s invention or they are used fictitiously. A ny resemblance to actual places and persons, living or dead, events, or locales is coincidental.
The L ord of A nomy
Contents
Introduction ....................................................................................... vii
Characters ........................................................................................... 1
Act I Scene 1 1st Day. Afternoon. K ing Zunzanyika’s courtyard....................... 4
Scene 2 2nd Day. Afternoon ........................................................................ 11
Scene 3 6th Day. Morning. K ing Zunzanyika’s courtyard ....................... 23
Act II Scene 1 9th Day. Morning. Mission site; part of a cleared area in Chikasha Forest ........................................................................ 36
Scene 2 12th Day. Afternoon. Chapwanya’s stockaded homestead: backyard .................................................................................... 45
Scene 3 13th Day. Afternoon. Scene same as previous one ................... 55
Act III Scene 1 14th Day. Night. Inside G ungwa’s circular sleepinghut ........... 66
Scene 2 15th Day. Daybreak. Chapwanya’s unkempt homestead backyard .................................................................................... 75
Scene 3 22nd Day. Noon. Dombo’s homestead backyard .................... 88
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