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Did Ndatshana really rape his friend and co-teacher at the Mission School in Rhodesia? He sits in the condemned cell looking back on how his life has developed in a society full of racial prejudice.
The Mourned One concerns the rape of
a white woman by a black man and the ensuing trial.
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published June 1st 1975 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Bamgbose
In this country - Southern Rhodesia; for a black man to make love with a white woman is a crime punishable by death. Though same law permits white man to have, sleep, cohabit with has many black women has they desire, this was how it is in the year of our Lord Nineteen Thousand Sixty Five.

When a well educated black man cannot grant the courtesy a white man deemed fit for him by one lower than he is in all ramification except been a brother in Christ, framing a rape case was the best way to haste
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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.
Samkange was born in 1922 in Zvimba, Mashonaland West Province, in the British southern Afri
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