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

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Edinburgh University Press, 1991 - Blacks - 211 pages
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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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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?


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