“We Were Little Kings in Rhodesia”: Rhodesian Discourse and Representations of Colonial Violence in Kandaya and Let’s Don’t Go to the Dogs Tonight

  • Murenga Joseph Chikowero


Reflecting on the fate of white Zimbabweans and self-identified neo-Rhodesians in the wake of attempts by the Robert Mugabe administration to take away some of the commercial farmlands in their possession, Karin Alexander, herself a white Zimbabwean, alluding to Benedict Anderson’s theory of nation-building (Anderson 1991:205), says, “A nation re-imagined daily by its inhabitants requires a ‘narrative of identity’, a story that locates it in time and provides a sense of continuity.”


Colonial Rule Fracture Identity Colonial State Colonial Settler White Settler 
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