In This Review

The Lonrho Connection: A Multinational and Its Politics in Africa
The Lonrho Connection: A Multinational and Its Politics in Africa
By Suzanne Cronjé, Margaret Ling and Gillian Cronjé
Bellwether Books, 1977, 316 pp.

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.