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Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives (Voice of Witness)

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Synopsis:

The fifth volume in the Voice of Witness series presents the narratives of Zimbabweans whose lives have been affected by the countrys political, economic, and human rights crises. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise—a stellar education system, a growing middle class of professionals, a sophisticated economic infrastructure, a liberal constitution, and an independent judiciary—go so wrong?

In their own words, they recount their experiences of losing their homes, land, livelihoods, and families as a direct result of political violence. They describe being tortured in detention, firebombed at home, or beaten up or raped to "punish" votes for the opposition. Those living abroad in exile or forced to flee to neighboring countries recount their escapes, of cutting through fences, swimming across crocodile-infested rivers, and entrusting themselves to human smugglers. This book includes Zimbabweans of every age, class and political conviction, from farm laborers to academics, from artists and opposition leaders to ordinary Zimbabweans: men and women simply trying to survive as a once thriving nation heads for collapse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934781944
Author:
Orner, Peter
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Editor:
Holmes, Annie
Author:
Holmes, Annie
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Voice of Witness
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Africa » Zimbabwe
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society
History and Social Science » World History » General

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The fifth volume in the Voice of Witness series presents the narratives of Zimbabweans whose lives have been affected by the countrys political, economic, and human rights crises. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise—a stellar education system, a growing middle class of professionals, a sophisticated economic infrastructure, a liberal constitution, and an independent judiciary—go so wrong?

In their own words, they recount their experiences of losing their homes, land, livelihoods, and families as a direct result of political violence. They describe being tortured in detention, firebombed at home, or beaten up or raped to "punish" votes for the opposition. Those living abroad in exile or forced to flee to neighboring countries recount their escapes, of cutting through fences, swimming across crocodile-infested rivers, and entrusting themselves to human smugglers. This book includes Zimbabweans of every age, class and political conviction, from farm laborers to academics, from artists and opposition leaders to ordinary Zimbabweans: men and women simply trying to survive as a once thriving nation heads for collapse.

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