An Ice Cream War
by William Boyd
1982 / 397 pages
rating: 7 / historical fiction
Set in the summer of 1914 in German East Africa, now Burundi, Rwanda and parts of Tanzania, a couple ex-patriot neighbors, one US one German, live in relative peace, tolerating each other as they strive to make a living in the area. Then WWI breaks out and the English come.
This is the rather darkly humorous story of how the war affected ex-patriots from various countries in and around Kilimanjaro.
Walter Smith is an enterprising young man from the US who with his wife Matilda, the daughter of a minister, owns a small sisal plantation and a precious Decorticator.
Erich Von Bishop and his wife Leisl. Leisl has just returned from a visit to her family in the US and she hates Africa and was very ill. She works as a nurse. >>>>MORE>>>>