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Under the Skin: The Death of White Rhodesia
Under the Skin: The Death of White Rhodesia
By David Caute
Northwestern University Press, 1983, 446 pp.

A British journalist with long experience in Rhodesia assembles a fascinating montage of historical and contemporary (pre-independence) facts and anecdotes, showing the origins of the ultimately self-defeating white Rhodesian posture in the racist certitudes of the 19th century "pioneer" colonizers. Although this reportage does not add much that is new to the outlines of the Rhodesian black-white conflict, the vignettes do enlarge our understanding of the white psychology underlying it.