“Who’s that, Daddy?” Eric asked his father.
“That’s Cecil John Rhodes.”
“Who’s he?” Emily asked.
“He was an Englishman who believed in British colonialism. He was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia which was named after him in 1895. South Africa’s Rhodes University is also named after him.
“What does your hinterland is there mean?” Erick asked, pointing to the inscription on the statue.
“I think he was talking about the British expansion to the north of South Africa.”
“Daddy, I’m hungry,” Emily said.
This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.