Violence and Memory (Social History of Africa) (Hardcover)
In this important contribution to the historiography of Zimbabwe, the authors explore the history of the northwest corner of the country over the course of a century. The analysis ranges from the occupation of the area by Matabele immigrants, to the rise of nationalist feeling and conflicts with the Rhodesian government, to the repression of the area's inhabitants by the government forces of Prime Minister Robert Mugabe. Based on extensive archival research and numerous interviews, Violence and Memory provides a much needed corrective to much of the post-independence historical writing that has focused on Mashonaland.
About the Author
Jocelyn Alexander is Lecturer in History at Bristol University. JoAnn McGregor is a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at Reading University. Terence Ranger is Emeritus Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford and Visiting Professor of History at the University of Zimbabwe.