In Volume 50/1 2012 of Modern African Studies, Brian Raftopoulos reviews J.L. Fisher’s Pioneers, Settlers, ALiens, Exiles: the decolonisation of white identity in Zimbabwe (2010). Raftopoulos describes the book as “a refreshing contribution to the understanding of the challenges of white identity in post-settler colonial Zimbabwe”, “a finely-nuanced application of post-colonial theory” and “a valuable guide to the changes that have taken place over the last thirty or so years”. The chapter “The loss of certainty” is singled out for addressing the debate of white identity in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, and the whole book is praised as “an important contribution to the debate”.
(Raftopoulos, Brian. Review of Pioneers, Settlers, ALiens, Exiles: the decolonisation of white identity in Zimbabwe, by J.L. Fisher. Modern African Studies, Volume 50/1 – 2012.)