What is history but a spoil of war?

History is a tale of fierce animals, a book with wolves on every page….”

No one knows what it means, but it gets the people going, doesn’t it? The type of quote that gets you thinking. A blood and thunder quote to start what may presumably be a blood and thunder article about Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. After such a quote, the normal thing to do would be to tell you that it was said by so and so after such and such had happened.

Truth is I’m not sure who first said it. I neither know what events preceded the statement nor am I aware of the particular conditions that were prevalent in whatever universe it was uttered in. I just don’t.

What I do know is that I like it. I like it a lot. Why? IT’S CATCHY! I stumbled upon it rather serendipitously as I was…

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