Gender and Land Reform

The Zimbabwe Experience

Allison Goebel



Land reform has defined Zimbabwe's nationalist and post-colonial ambitions. Goebel assesses Zimbabwe's successes and failures in incorporating issues of gender into the broader project of land redistributions. Based on fieldwork, she details gender relations and struggles in the Sengezi area.


With wonderful detail about women's experiences, Goebel provides a rich and complex view of how women meet their needs and those of their families within Zimbabwe's land resettlement program. - Dr Sita Ranchod-Nilsson


Allison Goebel is assistant professor, women's studies and environmental studies, Queen's University.