Re-living the Second Chimurenga: Memories from the Liberation Struggle in Zimbabwe

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African Books Collective, 2006 - Liberalism - 358 pages
In her memoirs, Fay Chung presents her first-hand experience of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle and the reforms of the country's educational system, which followed. She gives her personal interpretation of Zimbabwe's trajectory over thirty years from a nationalist uprising, through the promises of the first independent government, to the turmoil of land invasions, new democratic challenges, and political violence. Chung 's memoirs--in many ways controversial--offer a valuable and thought-provoking introduction to modern Zimbabwean history and burning issues in the contemporary politics of Southern Africa. The memoir will be of great interest, not only to students and researchers, but also to a wider group of readers concerned with politics and development in Africa and with the Zimbabwean experiment in social transformation from the 1970s to the present. This edition of Fay Chung 's memoirs has an introduction by Preben Kaarsholm--an experienced Danish Zimbabwe scholar--that situates her narrative and reflections in the context of debates around Zimbabwe's modern history and current political and economical crisis.
 

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Contents

Memoirs of a Dutiful Revolutionary
7
CHAPTER 1 Growing up in Colonial Rhodesia
27
CHAPTER 2 An Undergraduate in the 60s
39
CHAPTER 3 Teaching in the Turmoil of the Townships
46
CHAPTER 4 In Exile in Britain
65
CHAPTER 5 Learning from the Zambia of the 1970s
71
CHAPTER 6 Joining the Liberation Struggle in Zambia
75
Commander of ZANLA
124
CHAPTER 13 Traditional Religion in the Liberation Struggle
197
CHAPTER 14 The Formation of the ZANU Department of Education
203
CHAPTER 15 The Internal Settlement and Intensified Armed Struggle
229
CHAPTER 16 The Lancaster House Agreement
242
CHAPTER 17 Prelude to Independence
248
CHAPTER 18 The Fruits of Independence
254
CHAPTER 19 A Vision of Zimbabwe Tomorrow
327
APPENDIX 1 The Mgagao Declarationby Zimbabwe Freedom Fighters October 1975
340

Nyadzonia and Chimoio
140
CHAPTER 9 The Formation of the Zimbabwe Peoples Army ZIPA 1976
145
Old Enemies and New Friends
153
CHAPTER 11 PostDétente and the Defeat of the ZANU Left Wing
171
CHAPTER 12 I End Up in a Military Camp
189
APPENDIX 2 Curriculum Vitae FAY CHUNG
347
Acronyms
351
Back cover
353
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