288 pages | 8 B/W Illus.
This book brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on national healing, integration and reconciliation in Zimbabwe. Taking into account the complex nature of healing across moral, political, economic, cultural, psychological and spiritual dimensions of communities and the nation, the chapters discuss approaches, disparities, tensions and solutions to healing and reconciliation within a multidisciplinary framework. Arguing that Zimbabwe’s development agenda is severely compromised by the dominance of violence and militancy, the contributors analyse the challenges, possibilities and opportunities for national healing. This book will be of interest to scholars of African Studies, conflict and reconciliation, and development studies.
1. The Elusive Search for National Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe 2. The Social Imaginary for Healing and Reconciliation 3. The significance of inclusivity: National Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe 4. The Government of National Unity and National Healing in Zimbabwe 5. Tinkering with the Commission: Zimbabwe's use of Commisions of Inquiry as a Transitional Justice Mechanism 6. Theorising Reconciliation and National Healing in Zimbabwe 7. Violence as a peace repellent: The politics of Zimbabwe and hate language during the 'Old Dispensation' 8. The Shona Proverbs as a Resource for Reconciliation 9. Sahwira and/as Endogenous Healing and Therapy in Shona Funerary Rituals: Insights for National Healing 10. Theatre, Grassroots Civility and Healing/Reconciliation: A Critique of Heal the Wounds 11. Ngozi Spirits and Healing the Nation at the Grassroots 12. Media and Healing in Zimbabwe: Millstone or Milestone