The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Farmers' Voices from Zimbabwe

Rory Pilossof



The history of colonial land alienation, the grievances fuelling the liberation war, and post-independence land reforms have all been grist to the mill of recent scholarship on Zimbabwe. Yet for all that the country's white farmers have received considerable attention from academics and journalists, the fact that they have always played a dynamic role in cataloguing and representing their own affairs has gone unremarked.


The Unbearable Whiteness of Being helps to explain why many of the events in the [Zimbabwe] countryside unfolded in the ways they did. It is this crucial dimension that Rory Pilossof explores.


Rory Pilossof teaches at the University of the Free State in the Economics Department.