Tag Archives: Terence Ranger

HIFA: The Price of Art

  In Writing Revolt, British historian Terence Ranger’s memoirs of his time in Rhodesia, he states that “Salisbury [now Harare] was the most segregated city in southern Africa”. This sounds rather melodramatic considering that the scholar, en route to taking a teaching appointment at the University College of Rhodesia − as the University of Zimbabwe […]

A Harare State of Mind

  Salisbury was founded on 12 September 1890 by a band of British settlers who identified themselves as the Pioneer Column. They were pioneers because the land they were about to occupy was empty and without form, virgin territory, you know, no people, no traditions, nothing. But the area they conquered, in fact, was under […]