Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family

Front Cover
Edinburgh University Press, 1991 - Blacks - 211 pages
1 Review
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

My name is Joshua Malidzo, i have wanted t know where my true roots are. My curiosity made me google my name and i bumped into this book, which coincidentally had my name in it. Did the author of this book just come up with a name or its a name that really exists in the Southern part of Africa?

Related books

Contents

Dislocation and the struggle over land
8
Tobela reflects
47
moral argument in
110
voices of the unvanquished
149
granddaughters mutual security and
174
Brieprofiles
194
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page iv - Titles in the series: 1 Sandra T. Barnes Patrons and power: creating a political community in metropolitan Lagos\ 2 Jane I. Guyer (ed.) Feeding African cities: essays in social history...

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family
Tears of the Dead: The social biography of an African family, by Richard Werbner. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1991 xi+211 pp. 30.00 hardback. ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0001-9909(199304)92%3A367%3C305%3ATOTDTS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-K

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.xi + 211 pp.
Richard Werbner, Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.xi + 211 pp. CAROL HERMER ...
www.anthrosource.net/ doi/ abs/ 10.1525/ ahu.1995.20.1.85

BOOK REVIEWS 305 author takes the 'little god' in the title to be ...
Tears of the Dead: The social biography of an African family, by Richard. Werbner. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1991. xi + 211pp. 30.00 ...
afraf.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ reprint/ 92/ 367/ 305.pdf

The post-colonial state and Matebeleland: Regional perceptions of ...
R Werbner, Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family, Baobab,. Harare, 1992, p 159. 35. Ibid. 36. Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) and ...
www.iss.co.za/ dynamic/ administration/ file_manager/ file_links/ OURSELVESNDLOVU.PDF?link_id=31& slink_id=1747& link_type=...

IAI publications
Richard Werbner: Tears of the Dead: the social biography of an African family Colin Murray: Black Mountain: land, class and power in the Eastern Orange Free ...
internationalafricaninstitute.org/ publns.htm

CCJP Report on Atrocities in Midlands and Matabeleland
Richard Werbner, Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family, Baobab, Harare, 1992. VI. Selected interviews with CCJP officials, ...
www.newzimbabwe.com/ pages/ gukurahundi2.htm

Bibliographic information