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Fast Track Land Occupations in Zimbabwe

In the Context of the Zvimurenga

Authors: Helliker, Kirk, Bhatasara, Sandra, Chiweshe, Manase Kudzai

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  • Presents comparative-historical analysis of the three zvimurenga
  • Highlights the decentralized character of zvimurenga 
  • Provides nuanced comparative-historical analysis
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This book offers the first detailed scholarly examination of the nation-wide land occupations which spread across the Zimbabwean countryside from the year 2000, and led to the state’s fast track land reform programme. In an innovative way, it highlights the decentralized character of the occupations by recognizing significant spatial variation around a number of key themes, including historical memory, modes of mobilization and gender. A case study of the land occupations in Mashonaland Central Province, based on original research, adds empirical weight to the argument. In further identifying and understanding the specificities and complexities of the land occupations, the book also frames them by way of a nuanced comparative-historical analysis of the three zvimurenga. It thus examines the land occupations (referred to, likely controversially, as the ‘third chimurenga’) with reference to the original anti-colonial revolt from the 1890s (the first chimurenga) and the war of liberation in the 1970s (the second chimurenga). Further, the book engages critically with the ruling party’s chimurenga narrative and the hegemonic understanding of the land occupations within Zimbabwean studies. 

This book is a crucial read for all scholars and students of post-2000 land and politics in Zimbabwe, but also for those more broadly interested in historical-comparative analyses of land struggles in Zimbabwe and beyond.

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Zvimurenga Reflections

    Pages 1-17

    Helliker, Kirk (et al.)

  • The First Chimurenga

    Pages 19-36

    Helliker, Kirk (et al.)

  • Land Alienation, Land Struggles and the Rise of Nationalism in Rhodesia

    Pages 37-67

    Helliker, Kirk (et al.)

  • The Second Chimurenga: Early Literature and Nationalists-Guerrillas

    Pages 69-92

    Helliker, Kirk (et al.)

  • The Second Chimurenga: Guerrillas-Peasants, Spirituality and Patriarchy

    Pages 93-124

    Helliker, Kirk (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-66348-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fast Track Land Occupations in Zimbabwe
Book Subtitle
In the Context of the Zvimurenga
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66348-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66348-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66347-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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