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Re-living the second Chimurenga : memories from the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe

Author: Fay Chung; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
Publisher: Uppsala : Nordic Africa Institute ; Harare : Weaver Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This retrospective offers a first hand account on internal conflicts in ZANU during the 1970s, which resulted in the defeat of its left wing. Chung's narratives include her experiences in two guerrilla camps. She recalls her encounters with the charismatic Josiah Tongogara, a legendary military commander during Zimbabwe's liberation war (known as the ©second chimurenga♯), who died at the threshold to Independence.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fay Chung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fay Chung; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
ISBN: 9171065512 9789171065513 1779220464 9781779220462
OCLC Number: 185157245
Description: 358 s. : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: S.27-38 : Growing up in colonial Rhodesia. S.39-45 : An undergraduate in the '60s. S.46-64 : Teaching in the turmoil of the townships. S. 65-70 : In exile in Britain. S.71-74 : Learning from the Zambia of the 1970s. S.75-123 : Joining the liberation struggle in Zambia. S.124-139 : Josiah Tongogara: commander of ZANLA. S.140-144 : Post-Détente intensification of the war: Nyadzonia and Chimoio. S.145-152 : The formation of the Zimbabwe People's Army (ZIPA), 1976. S.153-170 : The Geneva conference: old enemies and new friends. S.171-188 : Post-Détente and the defeat of the ZANU left wing. S.189-196 : I end up in a military camp. S.197-202 : Traditional religion in the liberation struggle. S.203-228 : The formation of the ZANU department of education. S.229-241 : The Internal settlement and intensified armed struggle. S.242-247 : The Lancaster house agreement. S.248-253 : Prelude to independence. S.254-326 : The fruits of independence. S.327-340 : A vision of Zimabwe tomorrow.
Responsibility: Fay Chung ; with an introduction by Preben Kaarsholm.

Abstract:

This retrospective offers a first hand account on internal conflicts in ZANU during the 1970s, which resulted in the defeat of its left wing. Chung's narratives include her experiences in two guerrilla camps. She recalls her encounters with the charismatic Josiah Tongogara, a legendary military commander during Zimbabwe's liberation war (known as the ©second chimurenga♯), who died at the threshold to Independence. The personal recollection of a transition to national sovereignty concludes with an incisive analysis of developments after Independence. It ends with Chung's vision for the Zimbabwe of the future. Fay Chung served within the Ministry of Education in post-colonial Zimbabwe for a total of fourteen years, at the end as the Minister of Education and Culture. Her autobiographical account has the childhood experiences in colonial Rhodesia as a point of departure. Like many other Zimbabwean intellectuals she joined the liberation struggle. From the mid-1970s she worked within the ZANU-organised educational sphere.

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