Fair Land Sarawak: Some Recollections of an Expatriate Officer
A personalized account by an expatriate of British colonial disengagement from Sarawak. Alternately light-hearted and serious, it is both personal narrative and history. Morrison explains the daily bureaucracy of colonial life from an inside perspective (he often criticizes the British bureaucracy which he is a member of) and details the changes that occurred during his years in Sarawak: the growth and expansion of Communist movements (and the reaction of British officials to this growth), the emerging modernization of the various districts Morrison visited, and the formation of Malaysia (and the negotiations that occurred to insure that Sarawak became a part of Malaysia). Throughout, Morrison displays a deep respect and affection both for the people of Sarawak and for Sarawak itself. 1993. 196 pages. Illustrations.
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