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Mukiwa

By Peter Godwin
  • ISBN Code: : 0802194931
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 333
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : mukiwa.pdf

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Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas, in 1964, pre-war Rhodesia. Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a governement-employed doctor, his father an engineer. Through his innocent, young eyes, the story of the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa unfolds. The memoir follows Godwin's personal journey from the eve of war in Rhodesia to his experience fighting in the civil war that he detests to his adventures as a journalist in the new state of Zimbabwe, covering the bloody return to Black rule. With each transition Godwin's voice develops, from that of a boy to a young man to an adult returning to his homeland. This tale of the savage struggle between blacks and whites as the British Colonial period comes to an end is set against the vividly painted background of the myserious world of South Africa.

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  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: rich-girl-poor-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Friendship, ambition, betrayal - the brilliant novel from the author of BITTER CHOCOLATE. Nic, Caryn and Tory: three girls who form a friendship that should last a lifetime. Nic is the daughter of a white Zimbabwean business tycoon. Despite a life of jaw-dropping wealth and privilege, all she really wants is a bit of attention from daddy. Caryn never met her father - but growing up on a tough London sink estate, she had other things to worry about. Like getting out and moving on. Tory just yearns for some space to be herself. Living in the shadow of your dead sister is tough, particularly when she seemed to be everything you're not. Then beautiful, ruthless Estelle McKenzie appears on the scene. Estelle has a secret - and one way or another, she's going to make each woman pay a very high price for it.

Shadows of Flight

By Richard Jenkins
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1514494043
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-flight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After eight years of short-service commission in the Royal Navy, flying the latest supersonic jet fighter from the deck of an aircraft carrier, the writer moved to a new challengethat of starting a farm in the wilds of the African bush in Northern Rhodesia, or the dreaded Black North. After nearly twenty years as a successful farmer growing crops of tobacco and maize while ranching cattle on an adjoining farm, he returned to the commercial-flying world as a charter pilot. His career ended as a training captain with an airline, flying BAC 1-11 aircraft around the sunny Mediterranean. This is the story of an ordinary individual named Richard Jenkins whose philosophy in life is this: With Gods help, anyone can do anything. This philosophy stood him in good stead throughout his life, whether being catapulted from aircraft carriers, bracing against the winds of change blowing over the farming area of Mkushi in the newly independent African state of Zambia, or trekking up to eighteen thousand feet in the Himalayas. This book, written in an easy, descriptive style, takes the reader on a long, unusual, and fascinating story of his experiences, which have not ended yet.

Book Lust to Go

By Nancy Pearl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Book Code : 1570617015
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: book-lust-to-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

Decolonisation, Identity and Nation in Rhodesia, 1964-1979

By David Kenrick
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030326985
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : History
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: decolonisation-identity-and-nation-in-rhodesia-1964-1979.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explores concepts of decolonisation, identity, and nation in the white settler society of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) between 1964 and 1979. It considers how white settlers used the past to make claims of authority in the present. It investigates the white Rhodesian state’s attempts to assert its independence from Britain and develop a Rhodesian national identity by changing Rhodesia’s old colonial symbols, and examines how the meaning of these national symbols changed over time. Finally, the book offers insights into the role of race in Rhodesian national identity, showing how portrayals of a ‘timeless’ black population were highly dependent upon circumstance and reflective of white settler anxieties. Using a comparative approach, the book shows parallels between Rhodesia and other settler societies, as well as other post-colonial nation-states and even metropoles, as themes and narratives of decolonisation travelled around the world.

Ways Of Staying

By Kevin Bloom
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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Book Code : 1846273609
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 921
  • Pdf File: ways-of-staying.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a journalist, Kevin Bloom had witnessed and reported on the rising tide of violence in post-Apartheid South Africa. But when his own cousin was killed in a vicious random attack, the questions he'd been asking about the troubling political and social changes in his country took on a sickeningly personal urgency. Suddenly, it felt as though this South Africa was no longer the place he'd grown up in or the place which felt like home. Still stunned by the loss, Bloom begins to trace the path of violence from the murder of his cousin in the hills of Zululand to the fatal shooting of the historian David Rattray, linking these individual crimes to the riven political landscape, and the riots and xenophobic attacks of 2008. Visceral, complicated and compassionate, Ways of Staying is an eloquent account of how the white community is coping with black majority rule, and in particular how one family is coping in the aftermath of their own private tragedy.

African Literature, Animism and Politics

By Caroline Rooney
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134558856
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: african-literature-animism-and-politics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book marks an important contribution to colonial and postcolonial studies in its clarification of the African discourse of consciousness and its far-reaching analyses of a literature of animism. It will be of great interest to scholars in many fields including literary and critical theory, philosophy, anthropology, politics and psychoanalysis.

Zimbabwe s New Diaspora

By JoAnn McGregor,Ranka Primorac
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1845458419
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: zimbabwe-s-new-diaspora.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Zimbabwe's crisis since 2000 has produced a dramatic global scattering of people. This volume investigates this enforced dispersal, and the processes shaping the emergence of a new "diaspora" of Zimbabweans abroad, focusing on the most important concentrations in South Africa and in Britain. Not only is this the first book on the diasporic connections created through Zimbabwe's multifaceted crisis, but it also offers an innovative combination of research on the political, economic, cultural and legal dimensions of movement across borders and survival thereafter with a discussion of shifting identities and cultural change. It highlights the ways in which new movements are connected to older flows, and how displacements across physical borders are intimately linked to the reworking of conceptual borders in both sending and receiving states. The book is essential reading for researchers/students in migration, diaspora and postcolonial literary studies.

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

By Robert Burgin
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 161069385X
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: going-places.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.