Notes on the Geography of Zambia: Ndola: Photo 32
Its supermarket. You're not impressed? Compare it with the shopping opportunities offered to blacks in the days of Northern Rhodesia, where "they stood in line out in the dust or rain in dark passageways on the side of or behind the shop, where a kind of peephole with a small ledge was built into the wall. Through this hatch they called out their wants, and merchandise was (if the white salesman inside chose to pay attention) pushed out to them through the slot." John Gunther, from whose Inside Africa this quote is taken, reported that the system was abolished at least in the Copperbelt towns early in 1954 (p. 633).
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