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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Place-Names, Currency, and Acronyms xi
1. Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle and Rhodesia's Bush War: Locating Its History 1
2. "Blood and Ink": Memoirs, Authors, Histories 31
3. "Your Shona Is Better Than Mine!" Pseudo Gangs, Blacking Up, and the Pleasures of Counterinsurgency 59
4. "Each Footprint Tells a Story": Tracking and Poaching in the Rhodesian Army 83
5. "There Is No Copyright on Facts": Ron Reid-Daly, Authorship, and the Transkei Defence Force 109
6. "Every Self-Respecting Terrorist Has an AK-47": Guerrilla Weapons and Rhodesian Imaginations 121
7. "A Plastic Bag full of Cholera": Rhodesia and Chemical and Biological Weapons 141
8. "Will Travel Worldwide. You Pay Expenses": Foreign Soldiers in the Rhodesian Army 167
9. "What Interests Do You Have?": Security Force Auxiliaries and the Limits of Counterinsurgency 197
Conclusions 222
Notes 227
Bibliography 261
Index 281

About the Author

Luise White is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Florida and the author of several books, most recently Unpopular Sovereignty: Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization.

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"Fighting and Writing offers an often-harrowing look into the hearts and minds of the men who fought in the struggle for Rhodesia. With her unique combination of fearlessness and provocation, Luise White asks whether war is always about killing and whether killing is the most significant thing about war. She asks us to stare hard at these discomfiting questions, giving a whole new meaning to the history of war stories." -- Antoinette Burton, author of * The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism *
"Luise White is that scholar of rare analytic and literary ability who can tell history's most sensational stories differently: prostitution, vampire rumors, and now, in Fighting and Writing, the memoirs of white soldiers in a racist war. These are the unlikely starting points from which White leads her readers through histories that become more rich and more relevant with every page." -- Danny Hoffman, author of * The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia *

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