The Angels Weep Themes

Wilbur Smith
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White men vs Matabele

The struggle for domination is not new. It happens throughout history again and again. This is as evident in Africa as it was in North America when the natives were over run by white men. The Matabele nation lived an uncomplicated life raising cattle and living in harmony with the land. They were fiercely proud, and lived by strict codes of behavior amongst their tribe. Their sons learned early in life to be responsible for the cattle, and to honor their families and their king. Daughters were taught the value of becoming a wife, and a mother, and to honor their husbands. They judged their wealth by the health and number of the cattle they owned, grew vegetables and hunted the land for survival, and would likely have continued to do so for generations if left alone. They are a spiritual tribe, believing in the...

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