On Trial for my Country is a novel which I have read with interest as it has given a new way at looking at Zimbabwean history. What impressed meis the way Samkange make members of the family meet after death for a trial. The relationships Fathers and sons are interesting to explore too. The objectivity of the historian and the craft of the novelist is well at work in this novel. Stanlake Samkange rewrite history from the point of view of the African. He tries to show how the Africans have been mistaken by the British and how they tried to understand what was happening to them.
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