Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Scholars Intensely Discussing Zimbabwe Crisis

Posted in African Politics, Zimbabwe by ruben eberlein on April 21, 2009

Mahmood Mamdani’s article Lessons of Zimbabwe in the December 08 edition of the London Review of Books caused a vibrant debate among academics and activists about the country’s land reform, the character of the opposition to Zanu and Mugabe, the role of the war veterans and the general post-colonial history of Zimbabwe. A recent bulletin of Concerned African Scholars assembles several contributions of prominent analysts of Zimbabwe in response to Mamdani.

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