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By Susan Williams

London, 1945: the inheritor obvious to the kingship of Bechuanaland (later Botswana) arrives in Britain to accomplish his criminal reports. Seretse Khama, an urbane 24-year-old, knowledgeable like Mandela at Fore Hare, is welcomed into the elite global of the internal Temple in London. yet then, in 1947, he does anything that may switch the process his existence, and that of his nation, forcing him into six lengthy years of exile: he falls in love with a white British girl, Ruth Williams. Drawing on a mass of formerly categorised files, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth's story—an amazing account of the way the British govt conspired with apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia to avoid the mixed-race royal couple returning domestic. this can be a surprising account of a shameful interval of British background: overt racism at the streets of London and the corridors of Whitehall, and of appeasement to apartheid South Africa. however it can also be an inspiring, victorious story of wish, braveness, and real love, as with tenacity and nice dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato humans conquer prejudice of their struggle for justice.

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