This book covers not only the political situation in Zimbabwe, but its international context and those areas of privation, exclusion and silence within the country that are beneath the everyday face of politics.
Written by either a Zimbabwean or an internationally acknowledged expert on aspects of Zimbabwe, all the authors agree that the silences in and surrounding the African state cannot continue. This volume utilizes the perspectives of diplomacy, health, law and literature written in both English and Shona, and of those deeply concerned with democratization in Zimbabwe and its surrounding region.
Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, African and Third World politics and international law.
This book was previously published as a special issue of The Round Table.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence (Ranka Primorac and Stephen Chan) Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy: A Conversation (Stephen Chan and Hasu Patel) ‘Point Man’ on Zimbabwe: South Africa’s Role in the Crisis (J.E. Spence OBE) Untold Stories: the Commission for Africa and Zimbabwe (Beacon Mbiba) The HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe – The Penalty of Silence (Sunanda Ray and Farai Madzimbamuto) The Rule of Law in Zimbabwe (Robert Martin) Burnt Toast and Manhood: Gendered Imaginings of the Nation in 1990s (Ranka Primorac) The Struggle for Land in the Shona Novel: Allegory, Seizure and Betrayal (Maurice Vambe) ‘Deviant’ Innovations in Zimbabwean Writing: From the Racial Divide to Same Sex Desire (Drew Shaw) Engaging with Mugabe (Richard Dowden)
Ranka Primorac, Stephen Chan