Voices from the Rocks: Nature, Culture & History in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe

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Baobab, Jan 1, 1999 - Matopo Hills (Zimbabwe) - 305 pages
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The Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe have been occupied by humanity for some 40,000 years. They are the home for a number of shrines, and have become a scene of symbolic, ideological, political and armed conflict between the Shona, Ndebele and Europeans for more than 100 years. Many questions in Matopos history are crucial to the history of Matabeleland as a whole, and some central to the history of Zimbabwe: the right relationship of men and women to the land; the nature of culture; the dynamics of ethnicity; the roots of dissidence and violence; and the historical bases of underdevelopment.BR> North America: Indiana U Press; Zimbabwe: Baobab JOINT WINNER OF THE TREVOR REESE MEMORIAL PRIZE 2001

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Terence Ranger is Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford and Visiting Professor of History at the University of Zimbabwe.

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