From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

Lawrence Vambe


The book is out of print.


Lawrence Vambe, a well-known Zimbabwean journalist, has recently published From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, an autobiographical sequel to An Ill Fated People which described his earliest years and the life of his ancestors. This new work begins in 1927 when he was ten years old and covers the period up to the early 1960s. The first seven chapters deal largely with aspects of rural life, and then the narrative moves on to the urban environment of Harare, after World War II, the ensuing industrial conflict, and the birth of a Zimbabwean nationalism.


At the subconscious level From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe is undoubtedly aimed at white readers in order to rouse their consciences to the frustrations suffered by the black intelligentsia. - TD Shopo, Zambezia


Lawrence Vambe is one of the first generation black writers from Zimbabwe and has been domiciled in the United Kingdom for decades.