n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Entanglements : A Review of Suffering for Territory : Race, place and power in Zimbabwe, Donald S. Moore : book review

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


Zimbabwe's history seethes with struggles about land, struggles that, although the country has been independent for over twenty-five years, remain unresolved. The Land Apportionment Act of 1930, and its successor, the Land Tenure Act of 1969, allocated fixed 'Reserves' for Africans dispossessed of their fertile lands by the settlers. These were located in areas of poor soils, characterised by difficulty of access and overcrowding. Their former lands became 'European Areas'. 'Purchase Areas' were available to a few (richer) African commercial farmers to buy.

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