Zimbabwe: Challenging the stereotypes


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“Zimbabwe: Challenging the Stereotypes” brings the story of Zimbabwe up-to-date (2014) in a dramatic, readable, firsthand description of thirty four years of Zimbabwe’s history by a South African academic, writer and arts educationist who went through it all – from Independence to the present. While it confirms some of the West’s criticisms, it offers a unique alternative viewpoint and questions a number of long-held and seldom challenged beliefs, including the almost universal clich that at Independence Zimbabwe had everything going for it and threw it all away through bad government. It offers a fresh assessment of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s military involvement in the Congo, the Gukurahundi massacres in Matebeleland, sanctions, human rights, the rule of law, the media and culture in Zimbabwe and builds on recent research which demonstrates that the reality of the Land Reform and other aspects of the country’s recent history belie the unquestioned and widely-propagated myths.Extracts from pre-publication previews: “Anyone interested in Zimbabwe’s recent history should read this book…thoroughly recommended…” – Prof. Ian Scoones, University of Sussex, UK, co-author of Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Myths and Realities “Refreshingly daring, original, inventive and captivating, …highly controversial and likely to stir heated debate” – Prof. Micere Githae Mugo, Syracuse University, US, Kenyan poet, playwright and essayist, author of Writing and Speaking from the Heart of My Mind “Told with brutal honesty. A book all South Africans – and indeed all who wish to learn – must read” – Maishe Maponya, South African playwright and poet, author of The Hungry Earth and Gangsters.

ISBN: 9781500186241
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pub Date: 10/2014
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.49lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 1.03d

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Weight 1.49 lbs
Dimensions 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.03 in