From Settlers to Strays: white Zimbabwean women, historical memory and belonging in the diaspora c.1980–2010

Law, Kate (2016) From Settlers to Strays: white Zimbabwean women, historical memory and belonging in the diaspora c.1980–2010. Women's History Review, 25 (4). pp. 551-562. ISSN 0961-2025

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Abstract

Based on interviews with thirty women, this article examines white attitudes to the coming of Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. As it details, many of the interviewees construct problematic versions of the past, foregrounding what Annie E. Coombes has termed the ‘deceptively benign’ nature of settler colonialism. Through an examination of the context in which the interviews were conducted, the article comments on the mobilisation of certain post-colonial narratives regarding Zimbabwe's recent past. By examining the voices of some of Southern Africa's ‘orphans of empire', it engages with existing literatures on white women and empire, settler colonialism and diaspora studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Departments > History
Depositing User: Kate Law
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 00:10
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2740

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