The Liemba

The Liemba

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THE LIEMBA Rory and his family set out on a journey across East Africa to join Giles on the SS Liemba, a passenger ferry on Lake Tanganyika. The journey takes them across a swamp where monsoon rain has left the railway track under a foot of water and in danger of subsidence. He arrives to find Kigoma on a state of alert, a ripple effect from a civil war raging across the lake in the Congo. The Liemba is commandeered by the district commissioner to round up a party of Congolese rebels who have sailed across the lake and are operating from Tanzanian territory. Now plying Lake Tanganyika as a passenger ferry the Liemba was built as the gunboat "Graf von Goetzen" for the German Kaiser almost 100 years ago to the day. Residents fearing for their own safety feel the tension of a town under siege with refugees fleeing the fighting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.29mm | 544.31g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508577560
  • 9781508577560