The Trek and Other Stories by Lawrence Hoba
For baba farming means little more than erecting a sign boldly proclaiming ‘B. J. Magudu, Black Commercial Farmer’, as the new Baas at farm 24; after which he is happy to leave the farming to mhama, who has alwaysworked the fields back in their village.
Much has been said over the last decade about the forcible eviction of the white farmers in Zimbabwe, less about the plight of the farm-workers, while the voice of the new settlers, and militia manipulated for a cause, has remained virtually unheard. This short but powerful anthology, The Trek and Other Stories, provides sensitive and illuminating, wry and comic perspectives on those people who occupied the land believing their future was golden, only for it to crumble to dust and disillusion.
ISBN: 978 1 77922 100 1
130 x 208mm; pp. 54