History and Fiction in the Writing of ‘We Are All Zimbabweans Now’

By James Kilgore – Research Scholar, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, (Urbana-Champaign). I began my career as a fiction writer in 2003 at the age of 57.  I guess you could say my entry into this world of the writer took place under special circumstances. At the time I was in a California prison, […]

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Fri, May 4 2012 » Creative Writing, History, Zimbabwe Review » 2 Comments

The Role of War Veterans in Zimbabwe’s Political and Economic Processes

Violent land seizures began in Zimbabwe in 2000 carried out by "war veterans"

Paper presented by Wilfred Mhanda to the SAPES Trust Policy Dialogue Forum in Harare on 7 April 2011. Wilfred Mhanda, aka Dzinashe Machinugura, was a commander of the Zimbabwe People’s Army (Zipa), and in the leadership of the alternative Zimbabwe Liberators Platform. Zimbabwe’s former liberation fighters have become a household name for all the wrong […]

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Fri, May 13 2011 » History, Zimbabwe Review » 1 Comment

SPT-Zimbabwe Update No.2. March 2011: The Silencing of the Bones

Over the last few days, I have watched, listened to, and read with growing horror and dismay, about events unfolding in Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe, where human remains are currently being hauled out of mine shafts by completely unqualified individuals. I have examined with great sadness, photographs of dishevelled piles of skulls, long bones and other […]

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Thu, March 24 2011 » Conflict resolution, History, Human rights, Zimbabwe Update » 1 Comment

SPT-Zimbabwe Update No.1. March 2011: The effects of the events in North Africa on Zimbabwean Politics

Given the economic and political convulsions that have marked Zimbabwean politics for the last decade, it is not surprising that the momentous events in North Africa have been imported and constructed in contested ways by the major political players in Zimbabwe. With the Zimbabwean landscape torn by the polemical rupture between the redistributive language of […]

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Thu, March 17 2011 » History, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

The Changing Politics of Matebeleland since 1980

Signing of the Unity Accord

by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni – Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of South Africa Introduction I think the best way to understand the present day manifestations and character of Matebeleland politics is to situate them properly historically and politically within the broader terrain of the development of the idea of Zimbabwe and the […]

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Thu, February 24 2011 » History, Human rights, Zimbabwe Review » 5 Comments