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Kingdom, power, glory : Mugabe, ZANU and the quest for supremacy, 1960-1987

Author: Stuart Doran
Publisher: Midrand : Sithatha, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The early years of Zimbabwe's independence were blighted by conflict and bloodshed, culminating in the Gukurahundi massacres of 1983 and 1984. Historian Stuart Doran explores these events in unprecedented detail, drawing on thousands of previously unpublished documents, including classified records from Mugabe's Central Intelligence Organisation, apartheid South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States,  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Gabriel Mugabe; Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Doran
ISBN: 9780620752930 0620752939
OCLC Number: 1005505047
Description: xxi, 842 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The 'Mother Church' : the growth of nationalism and the one-party mentality, 1960-1964 --
'More vicious than you may think' : interracial war and internecine conflict, 1964-1980 --
'Denied the ultimate joy' : the peace settlement and the curtailment of Zanu war aims, 1979 --
'Hell on earth' : Zanla's 'politicisation' of the rural electorate, 1980 --
'Better to blow the whole thing' : Mugabe faces proscription, assassination and a Rhodesian coup, January-February 1980 --
Visions of an 'independent but tyrannical Zimbabwe' : Zanla's violence and Zanu's victory, March 1980 --
Carrots, sticks and stones : emerging strategies for white and black opponents, April 1980 --
Civil war 'as soon as possible' : Zanu and Mugabe spoil for a fight with Zipra, April-October 1980 --
'The excuse to break their military strength' : the disintegration of Zipra, October 1980-February 1981 --
'Consolidating the people's power' : creating the machinery of a totalitarian state, 1981 --
'The witch in our region' : South African subversion and special operations in Zimbabwe, 1980-1985 --
'Medicine more powerful' : the arms caches affair and the dissident phenomenon, January-June 1982 --
'Dissident people' : prelude to slaughter, July-December 1982 --
'We will kill them --
all of them' : mass murder in Matabeleland North, January-March 1983 --
'Third World politics' : attempts to impose 'unity', 1983 --
'More of animals than human beings' : Five Brigade's deployment to Matabeleland South, January-May 1984 --
'The gospel of Zanu (PF)' : the shift from rural to urban recalcitrants, June-December 1984 --
'The cock is crowing' : the election campaign, January-June 1985 --
'Strike the bushes with your clubs' : post-election vengeance, July-August 1985 --
'No other option' : the Zapu surrender, 1985-1987.
Responsibility: Stuart Doran.

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"The early years of Zimbabwe's independence were blighted by conflict and bloodshed, culminating in the Gukurahundi massacres of 1983 and 1984. Historian Stuart Doran explores these events in unprecedented detail, drawing on thousands of previously unpublished documents, including classified records from Mugabe's Central Intelligence Organisation, apartheid South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada."--Publisher's description.

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