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Tears of the Dead
By Richard Werbner

Tears of the Dead

The Social Biography of an African Family

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Tears of the Dead by Richard Werbner

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Illuminating 100 years of family history in Western Zimbabwe, from the colonial period to the present, this social biography is the first account of its kind for southern Africa. At the heart of the book are the life histories of several generations of Kalanga men and women in a single extended family. Together they chronicle the family's endurance and empowerment in the face of large scale eviction, displacement from home, the threat of imposed resettlement, guerilla war, and near starvation in a food blockade.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748603312
ISBN-10: 074860331X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 24-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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