“The villagers had no idea that their land had been nationalised in 1984 – a fact that was concealed from them for 28 years. They are perplexed, shocked, and angry. In the 1980s the area was scorched with genocide and state repression and the majority of Ixiles were forced to flee their land.”
So writes Frauke Decoodt in her article “!!!This land is ours!!! – A tale of land theft through violence and laws”
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