This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the role that farm welfare initiatives played in Zimbabwe’s agrarian history. Having assessed what implications such endeavours had for the position and well-being of farm workers before the onset of ‘fast-track’ land reform in the year 2000, Hartnack examines in vivid ethnographic detail the impact that the farm seizures had on the lives of farm workers and the welfare programmes which had previously attempted to improve their lot.
“Bongani Sibanda’s debut evokes contemporary village life with precision and an unforgettable freshness. Here are soul-stirring individual and collective stories of villagers, and just in the background, a country failing the hopes of its people. A talented new voice.” NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names.
Discover the breadth and freshness of Zimbabwean writing in just three collections of short stories:
This eighth anthology of twelve short stories from Weaver Press reveals again the range and variety, compassion and humour, irony and tragedy with which Zimbabwean writers observe the world around them.
This edition, which includes three new short stories, offers a gamut of perspectives from the supernatural to the demands of hunger; from personal or political betrayal to nostalgia about the red Vienna, but each story adds a living, breathing dimension to the complex Zimbabwean narrative.
In this fifth anthology of Zimbabwean short stories from Weaver Press, fifteen writers respond to the topic of ‘writing free’, and offer their thoughts about how and why they wrote as they did.