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On trial for my country
by Stanlake Samkange | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winganichawing of Sittard, Limburg Netherlands on 4/9/2012
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by olagorie): reserved


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Journal Entry 1 by winganichawing from Sittard, Limburg Netherlands on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Journal Entry 2 by winganichawing at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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For the Bookcrossing Convention 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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I am really looking forward to reading this book :-)

Keep them coming ...
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Monday, January 07, 2013

5 out of 10


Mmh, I am not quite sure if i really liked this book. The historic background is interesting, and the authors way of telling both sides of the story is very good - but somehow this novel didn't reach me emotionally.

Sanmkanges book On Trial for My Country outlined the white man’s conquest of Rhodesia, the struggles of the native people during the conquest, and the clash between Cecil Rhodes and Lobengula, the Matabele king. Samkange’s best-known work, On Trial for My Country (1966), is a tale told by an old man of the twin trials of Cecil Rhodes and Lobengula, the Ndebele ruler, who are both are tried by their ancestors for their respective parts in obtaining and granting the various concessions that gave an air of legality to Rhodes’s occupation of Rhodesia. Rhodes must convince his ancestors that he has been just and honest in his dealings with the African king Lobengula and his people. Lobengula is required to explain to the ancestral spirits just how he had lost the land to the white man. The novel was banned in Rhodesia.


Stanlake John William Thompson Samkange (1922–1988) was a Zimbabwean historiographer, educationist, journalist, author, and African nationalist. He was a member of an elite Zimbabwean nationalist political dynasty and the most prolific of the first generation of black Zimbabwean creative writers in English.

Counts for Zimbabwe.

Dies ist ein Ring:

1. holle77
2. husky

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Olagorie gave me this book at the UnCon in Leipzig.
May be I can't read it before summer, but I don't forget that it is a Ray.

Thanks, olagorie! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, August 11, 2013

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I had my difficulties with this book, for me it was rather tenacious and I was glad as I finished it.
I will send the book to husky next week. 


Journal Entry 7 by winghuskywing at Rheinstetten, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, August 16, 2013

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book arrived today savely, thank you very much 


Journal Entry 8 by winghuskywing at Rheinstetten, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, September 22, 2014

7 out of 10

I liked the book quite well because of the setting with the two parallel trials in front of a jury of ancestors. This very african concept combines well with the more western-european concept of providing evidence and scrutinizing words and intent of written and/or oral contracts. The different views on the same events where really interesting examples, partly of cultural misunderstanding, partly of cheating and deceiving. All in all, the author is not biased, as he clearly points out that both big players involved didn't hesitate to use brutal force to execute their powers over inferior subjects.

- zurück an Olagorie- 


Journal Entry 9 by wingolagoriewing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Wieder zurück aus Nürnberg.
 


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