The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science

Healing the Wounds of Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe

A Participatory Action Research Project

Authors: Ngwenya, Dumisani

  • Offers insights into the complexities of dealing with mass political violence at community level
  • Contributes to our understanding of the potential of small self-help groups in recovering from trauma
  • Explains the consequences of not healing, in particular passing on trauma to the next generation
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About this book

This book is based on  a participatory action research project carried out with a group of former Zimbabwe People's revolutionary Army (ZPRA) which was the armed wing of the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) which was led by the late Joshua Nkomo. ZPRA was the primary target of  Gukurahundi, a pogrom by the Mugabe government which left an estimated 20 000 civilians dead and countless others tortured in the early 1980s in Matebeleland, Zimbabwe. It has been almost 30 years since the violence ended, but there has never been an official healing and reconciliation programme or truth commission into the atrocities. The government chose the path of amnesia by granting a blanket  amnesty to all involved. The regime has enforced a culture of silence over the event through repression and intimidation. The book is a culmination of a two year journey, by the group and the author, of an exploration of group-based self-healing approaches to the pain caused by the violence of Gukurahundi.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Healing the Wounds of Gukurahundi

    Ngwenya, Dumisani

    Pages 1-14

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  • Background and History of Violence in Matebeleland

    Ngwenya, Dumisani

    Pages 15-34

  • Armed Conflict, Trauma and Peacebuilding

    Ngwenya, Dumisani

    Pages 35-61

  • Community Trauma Healing—Theory and Practice

    Ngwenya, Dumisani

    Pages 63-94

  • Participatory Action Research

    Ngwenya, Dumisani

    Pages 95-116

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66818-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66817-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Healing the Wounds of Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe
Book Subtitle
A Participatory Action Research Project
Authors
Series Title
The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66818-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66818-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-66817-8
Series ISSN
2367-4024
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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