“The agricultural authorities also believed they had a monopoly over the future development of the country, and they were not inclined to favour independent initiative, nor outsiders. Development was an ‘in’ business, for locals only. They were prepared to welcome Gilbert ‘in’, as a white man, but to their extreme chargrin, they found that he had independent ideas about that too.

It seem impossible to Matenge that one man could stir up so much trouble among the important people and still remain in the country.” – When rain clouds gather, Bessie Head.