Every Man Has His Price

The Story of Collusion and Corruption in the Scramble for Rhodesia

Charles Laurie


  • Unknown publisher
  • Unknown city
  • 2008
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 116 pages


This book sheds light on the early colonial period of Zimbabwe when many of the current land disputes originated. In particular, the book examines the Rudd Concession, the seminal southern African land and mineral agreement signed in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes and Lobengula, King of the Matabele.


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Charles Laurie was born and raised in Zimbabwe and has had a lifelong interest in the agricultural politics of the region. He has dedicated his academic career to understanding the political, social and economic influences that undermine development in southern Africa.