0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism

Buy Now

Fighting And Writing - The Rhodesian Army War And Postwar (Paperback) Loot Price: R209
Discovery Miles 2 090
You Save: R71 (25%)
Fighting And Writing - The Rhodesian Army War And Postwar (Paperback): Luise White

Fighting And Writing - The Rhodesian Army War And Postwar (Paperback)

Luise White

 (sign in to rate)
List price R280 Loot Price R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 You Save R71 (25%)

Bookmark and Share

In stock. We should be able to ship within 24 hours. More are available from supplier.

Luise White brings the force of her historical insight to bear on the many war memoirs published by white soldiers who fought for Rhodesia during the 1964–1979 Zimbabwean liberation struggle.

In the memoirs of white soldiers fighting to defend white minority rule in Africa long after other countries were independent, the author finds a robust and contentious conversation about race, difference, and the war itself. These are writings by men who were ambivalent conscripts, generally aware of the futility of their fight—not brutal pawns flawlessly executing the orders and parroting the rhetoric of a racist regime. Moreover, most of these men insisted that the most important aspects of fighting a guerrilla war—tracking and hunting, knowledge of the land and of the ways of African society—were learned from black playmates in idealized rural childhoods.

In these memoirs, African guerrillas never lost their association with the wild, even as white soldiers boasted of bringing Africans into the intimate spaces of regiment and regime.

General

Imprint: Jacana Media
Release date: 12 November 2021
Authors: Luise White
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-3135-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Other warfare & defence issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > General
LSN: 1-4314-3135-4
Barcode: 9781431431359

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners