BERYL FAIRBANKS: The devoted Yunhouse Secretary whom everyone knows but who hardly talks to anyone. The young English lady from Shropshire is sightseeing at the English Parliament in Westminster when she is swept - literally! - off her feet by the tumult that greets the Law Lords' verdict that Yunhouse rightfully belongs to the Africans. Her scrapbook of newspaper clippings is the only extant record of the day when the one and only African colony outside Africa is promulgated. Seated in the electrified atmosphere of unimaginable jubilation, she humbly asks if there is anything she can do. She is asked to take notes. And she begins to take notes. The notes become the full record of the multitude of Yunhouse resolutions with which Yunists aim to dismantle the Colonial yoke. She sits in a permanent position at the right hand side of the Palaver Hall Chairman (Uncle Lekwot). The full record of the proceedings of Palaver Hall is Beryl's creation. Four decades later she is voted The Secretary Who Has Typed Africa More Times Than Any Secretary In The Whole World. 

 

Buy Yunhouse

;