Cold Comfort Confronted

Multi-racial Struggle in Rhodesia

Guy Clutton-Brook


The book is out of print.


Cold Comfort Confronted was written by a man who played a leading role in running Cold Comfort Farm, the multi-racial cooperative community which the Rhodesian Government closed down in 1971. The author interlocks autobiography with discussion of the problems created in Rhodesia by the white population's insistence on a racially segregated society. Clutton-Brock writes as a dedicated practical Christian. His intense moral and emotional involvement in the events that he describes, and especially those in which he participated, has produced vivid, personal writing and oversimplified moral judgments.


[Clutton-Brock] is more individual in style and ideas, for he is, unusually and paradoxically, a practical idealist. - John Day, Journal of Southern African Studies


Guy Clutton-Brock was an English social worker who became a Zimbabwean nationalist and co-founder of Cold Comfort Farm. He was also the first white man to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.