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2006*1st* House Of Stone - Christina Lamb(Harper Press)

2006*1st* House Of Stone - Christina Lamb(Harper Press)

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"House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe" by Christina Lamb is a compelling narrative that explores the tumultuous history and the personal ramifications of the conflict in Zimbabwe. The book focuses on the experiences of two families—one black and one white—caught in the crossfire of the nation's violent struggle for independence and the subsequent political turmoil.

Set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's turbulent history, Lamb tells the story through the lives of Muchaneta, a black Zimbabwean woman, and Nigel, a white Zimbabwean farmer. Muchaneta's life is marked by poverty and the harsh realities of the war for independence against white minority rule. Her experiences reflect the struggles and aspirations of the black majority fighting for their rights and land.

Nigel's story, on the other hand, portrays the perspective of the white minority who were often seen as oppressors but also saw themselves as victims of the political upheaval that followed independence. His life as a farmer is disrupted by the government's land reform policies, which aimed to redistribute land from white farmers to black Zimbabweans, often resulting in violence and dispossession.

Through these intertwined lives, Lamb illustrates the deep-seated racial tensions, the impact of colonialism, and the brutal realities of the post-independence era under Robert Mugabe's rule. The narrative delves into the complexities of identity, belonging, and the quest for justice in a country scarred by its past.

"House of Stone" is a poignant exploration of how historical and political forces shape individual lives and the enduring human spirit in the face of adversity. Christina Lamb's meticulous reporting and empathetic storytelling provide a vivid portrait of Zimbabwe's struggle and the people who live through it. Ex-library but good remains of one sticker and small stamp

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