A Lesser Dependency by Peter Benson

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In 1971 the inhabitants of Diego Garcia, a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a place too small to find on a map and one of the last paradisical outposts of the Empire, were suddenly evicted from their homes to make way for a US military base. A trenchant critique of modern civilization, A Lesser Dependency movingly describes how one family’s tropical heaven became hell.

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Peter Benson is professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the author of Black Orpheus, Transition, and Modern Cultural Awakening in Africa, and an avid boxing fan.
Published April 3, 2012 by Alma Books. 146 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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