Sterling, VA: The news from Zimbabwe is usually bleak. Perhaps no issue has aroused such ire and global attention as the land reforms in 2000, when 170,000 black farmers occupied 4,000 white farms.
Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land offers a more positive and nuanced assessment of land reform, countering the dominant media narratives of oppression and economic stagnation in Zimbabwe. While not minimizing the depredations of the Mugabe government, and accepting that many of Mugabe’s supporters benefited from the ruler’s largesse, Hanlon, Manjengwa, and Smart show how “ordinary”
Written with both journalistic passion and scholarly rigor, Zimbabwe Takes Back its Land is one of those rare books that could actually make a difference. It will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of students, academics, policymakers and development practitioners.
About the authors
Joseph Hanlon is visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics and honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester. He is a journalist and author or editor of more than a dozen books including Kumarian Press title Just Give Money to the Poor.
Jeannette Manjengwa is Deputy Director at the Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
Teresa Smart is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London.
About the Book
The paperback is now available to pre-order on the Kumarian Press website, retailing at $26.95.
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