The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Farmers' Voices From Zimbabwe

eBook - 2012
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The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the countryâis white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role in cataloguing and representing their own affairs has gone unremarked. It is this crucial dimension that Rory Pilossof explores in The Unbearable Whiteness of Being. His examination of farmersâi voices än in The Farmer magazine, in memoirs, and in recent interviews än reveals continuities as well as breaks in their relationships with land, belonging and race. His focus on the Liberation War, Operation Gukurahundi and the post-2000 land invasions frames a nuanced understanding of how white farmers engaged with the land and its peoples, and the political changes of the past 40 years. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being helps to explain why many of the events in the countryside unfolded in the ways they did.
Publisher: Harare : Weaver Press ; Cape Town : UCT Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781779221971
1779221975
9781779331953
1779331959
9781280683688
1280683686
9781920499976
1920499970
9781779221698
177922169X
9781924099974
9781924099976
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
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