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African Histories and Modernities

Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo of Zimbabwe

Politics, Power, and Memory

Editors: Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. (Ed.)

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  • Presents the first academic study of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo’s life and legacy
  • Utilizes a rich interdisciplinary approach, examining Nkomo’s life from historical, literary, cultural, political, and philosophical angles
  • Argues for Nkomo’s role in Zimbabwean and postcolonial African history as a philosopher of liberation and decolonial humanist
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This book is a pioneering study of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, a Zimbabwean nationalist whose crucial role in the country’s anti-colonial struggle has largely gone unrecognized. These essays trace his early influence on Zimbabwean nationalism in the late 1950s and his leadership in the armed liberation movement and postcolonial national-building processes, as well as his denigration by the winners of the 1980 elections, Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. The Nkomo that emerges is complex and contested, the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s tortured trajectory from colony to independent postcolonial state. This is an essential corrective to the standard history of twentieth-century Zimbabwe, and an invaluable resource for scholars of African nationalist liberation movements and nation-building.

About the authors

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni is Professor at the University of South Africa. His recent publications include Mugabeism: History, Power and Politics in Zimbabwe (Palgrave Macmillan 2015).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Writing Joshua Nkomo into History and Narration of the Nation

    Pages 1-45

    Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J.

  • The Contributions of Joshua Nkomo to the Liberation of Zimbabwe

    Pages 49-71

    Sibanda, Eliakim M.

  • Joshua Nkomo and the Internationalization of Zimbabwe’s Struggle for Liberation

    Pages 73-90

    Rupiya, Martin

  • Joshua Nkomo and the Quest for Unity and Peace in Zimbabwe

    Pages 91-113

    Tafira, Kenneth

  • The Entrapment of Joshua Nkomo Within Global Imperial Snares

    Pages 115-147

    Moyo, Gorden

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo of Zimbabwe
Book Subtitle
Politics, Power, and Memory
Editors
  • Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60555-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60555-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60554-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86887-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 454
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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