The African Sun
By Michael Sheridan Stone
Published by InXmedia Limited
‘The African Sun’ is an eclectic collection of poems linked by one common element, the author’s abiding love for Africa – its landscape, wildlife and, above all, its people. He rejoices in adventures with elephants, leopards, lemurs, snakes and elusive birds, protests at the precipitous decline in the quality of life in his former homeland of Zimbabwe (whilst taking some comfort from the enduring tradition of ubuntu).
Michael Sheridan Stone was born in England but spent his formative years in Rhodesia (as Zimbabwe then was). He returned to the UK to study at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and has lived in England ever since, practising as a lawyer in industry. However, he remains steadfastly African in heart, spirit, temperament and voice.