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Antoinette Dick

Antoinette Dick (nee Fourie) was born in Nigel, Transvaal, Rep. of South Africa in November, 1947 while her father was stationed with the South African Air Force at the nearby Dunnottar Air Base. She is the second of four children born in to her family, and while still of a tender age, the family moved to what was then Southern Rhodesia, later called Rhodesia after the break up of The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and now called Zimbabwe. They settled in Que Que, now renamed KweKwe since Robert Gabriel Maugabe took over the country in April, 1980 when former Colonial names were changed after the bush war ended, and as is the way of Africa.

In August, 1974 Antoinette had left for Dallas, Texas, USA where she attended Christ For The Nationals Bible Institute, graduating in May, 1976. That is also where she met and married her American husband Ronald Dick, a Vietnam Veteran with the 173rd Airborne, in May 1976 just after he too graduated. Antoinette had been involved with the Army Chaplaincy in the Capital, Salisbury (now Harare) before attending Bible School, and on her return to Rhodesia had simply picked up from where she'd left off and for a while.

Ron and Antoinette had returned to Rhodesia in October, 1977, and their daughter Tirzah was born there in August, 1978; in Africa they also raised Ron's son Robbie-Joe, born in September, 1972 in Ohio. While in Africa, they served as missionaries in Salisbury and Karoi for 23 years before returning to Kentucky, USA in May, 2000 and where they are living now. Their children and grandchildren also live in the States.

 

Books by Antoinette Dick:

African Animals

Always A Child of Africa: Through The Bush War and Beyond, Volume One

My Sister France: An African Teardrop