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Title:Land and racial domination in Zimbabwe: an African-centred critical analysis of selected post-2000 Zimbabwean-authored novels
Authors:Magosvongwe, RubyISNI
Nyamande, Abner
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
land tenure
land conflicts
land reform
About persons:Tsitsi Dangarembga (1959-)ISNI
Eric HarrisonISNI
John Eppel (1947-)ISNI
Mashingaidze Gomo (1964-)ISNI
Abstract:The process and aftermath of the African-led land occupations of white-owned commercial farms in Zimbabwe from the late 1990s onwards have rocked racial relations in the country and the controversies arising from them have culminated in socio-economic and political instability that threatens to spill into and destabilise other SADC countries as well. It is against this backdrop that the article makes an African-centred analysis of selected post-2000 Zimbabwean authored novels that narrativise the land experiences in the country. Novels discussed are Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'The book of not' (2006); Eric Harrison's 'Jambanja' (2006); John Eppel's 'Absent: the English teacher' (2009) and Mashingaidze Gomo's 'A fine madness' (2010). Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]