- Paperback : 306 pages
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.77 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Notoir Books (October 22, 2020)
- Language: : English
Back in 1911, The adventures Yorkshire-man John Boyes underwent were – even by today’s standards – highly unusual. What a guy!
He was a trader and soldier of fortune on a continent that was still unknown to the rest of the world. Going to Africa was like going to Mars, by todays standards. It was while wandering there, that he came into contact with the “savage” Wa-Kikuyu tribe in, what today is called Kenya. The tribe appeared to fall apart, because of internal fighting, quarrels and silly gossip. Boyes tried to unite the tribe, talking them into ‘coming together’, long before Paul, John, Ringo and that other Beatle entered the scene. In the end, the tribe numbered in the hundreds of thousands of people. When he succeeded, he immediately became their king and supreme ruler. And everybody was happy.
His daily life during this period, was one of imminent daily risk, courage, nerve, and resource, and make up the bulk of the of the raw, two-fisted tales here related.
At the Notoir HQ we relish these kind of stories. This book reads like a blueprint for Conrad’s Heart of Darkness or Coppola’s epic movie Apocalypse Now. In fact, we GUARANTEE that fans of Heart and Apocalypse will love this memoir of John Boyes.