340pp., illus., maps, paperback, Woodbridge, 2015
The Mutirikwi river was dammed in 1960 to make Zimbabwe's second largest lake. This book explores struggles around land claims, resettlements, ruined farms and place-names in the ongoing remaking of Mutirikwi's landscapes.
"A fascinating book, rich in complex detail and full of fascinating stories from the field. For understanding the complex cultural and political histories underlying land reform in southern Zimbabwe, this is a vitally important contribution." Professor Ian Scoones, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Joost Fontein is Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa. He also teaches social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of "The Silence of the Great Zimbabwe, contested landscapes and the power of heritage".