CENTRAL AFRICA: Teapot Tempest

White settlers of the Salisbury area were comfortably settled on the veranda of the picturesque Mazoe Hotel in suburban Mazoe sipping their customary sundowners (brandy and soda). Suddenly glasses were put down and eyebrows raised as their lily-white privacy was invaded by plump, brown-skinned Jagannath Rao, the press attache of the Indian diplomatic mission, who had brought his wife, two children and a friend into the lounge for a cup of tea. Before they could be served, the hotel manager bustled up, asked them to leave. Rao protested that he was a...

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