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A tender record of a life lived under the exigencies of the Rhodesian and Zimbabwe regimes. The author was a farmer's wife who suffered terrorist attacks and land invasions on their extensive agricultural property in northern Zimbabwe. Through all this she kept her focus on helping the poor of the area, supporting the workers on the farm, and raising a vibrant family. I had the privilege of meeting this lady just before her death, and found her one of the most stimulating, energetic and ...more
This book gives us a viewpoint from a Zimbabwean Farmer's wife's perspective. It portrays the indomitable spirit of these courageous people who, in the face of great adversity, never gave up. We see an insider's view of the life of a farmer in Zimbabwe before and after independence. I am in awe of their strength of character, grace, cheerfulness and sense of community. It is definitely a book to keep on your bookshelf.