Zimbabwe Takes Its Land Back
Joseph Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa and Teresa Smart
Zimbabwe Takes Its Land Back Joseph Hanlon, Jeanette Manjengwa and Teresa Smart Jacana Media “Zimbabwe has taken back its land, and the new occupants will not allow that
“Zimbabwe has taken back its land, and the new occupants will not allow that land reform to be reversed.”
For more than a decade the infamous land grabs in Zimbabwe have been a talking point; be it on the street corner, local pub or on the agenda of a United Nations meeting. Books, shows and thesis have been produced about the devastating repercussions, of what was popularly known as “Jambanja”, to the economy of what was once the bread basket of Africa.
In this book however, Hanlon, Mujengwa and Smart state that they are not out to speculate about what should have happened or how events could have been executed better. “Zimbabwe Takes Its Land Back” is a book chronicling the results of the land reform in this present day. It takes a factual look at the black farmers who are working the land and making a success of it. This book and its findings cast new light on the situation in Zimbabwe, revealing the uncomfortable truth that the new Zimbabwean farmer is making more use of the land than the white farmers they displaced.
This is a must read for anyone who has ever questioned Robert Mugabe’s sanity!
Sixteen Years In A Thai Prison - The Vanessa Goosen Story
Joanne Joseph with Larissa Focke
MF Books Media
The war against drugs is one that each and every country is waging and for the most part losing. As a multi-billion dollar industry it has claimed countless lives in overdoses and gang violence
But death is not the only way lives are lost as a result of drugs; many men and women are lured into the trade either by means of false promises or just mere naivety and end up incarcerated. Such is the story of 21-year-old Miss SA Finalist Vanessa Goosen caught by Thai authorities after being conned into carrying 1,7kg of heroin from Thailand into South Africa.
Now back home, 37 year old Goosen opens up in an emotional tell-all book on surviving 16 years in prison, giving birth to her daughter inside the prison gates, and having to see her daughter return home without her.
A harrowing and cautionary tale everyone should read.