The Lonrho Connection: A Multinational and Its Politics in Africa

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The Lonrho Connection: A Multinational and Its Politics in Africa

By Suzanne Cronjé, Margaret Ling and Gillian Cronjé
Bellwether Books, 1977
316 pp. $15.00
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Despite Lonrho's massive holdings in white-ruled southern Africa, its London-based chief, Tiny Rowland, has extended Lonrho's operations in black Africa and often deeply into black politics. This saga of Lonrho's wheeling and dealing simultaneously north and south of the Zambezi is recounted in a deadpan style that underplays the message the book conveys - that of charlatanism on a fabulous scale.