Cultures of Change in Contemporary Zimbabwe: Socio-Political Transition from Mugabe to Mnangagwa (Routledge Contemporary Africa) (Hardcover)

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By Oliver Nyambi (Editor), Tendai Mangena (Editor), Gibson Ncube (Editor)
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This book investigates how culture reflects change in Zimbabwe, focusing predominantly on Mnangagwa's 2017 coup, but also uncovering deeper roots for how renewal and transition are conceived in the country. Since Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017, he has been keen to defi ne his Second Republic or New Dispensation with a rhetoric of change and a rejection of past political and economic cultures. This multi and inter- disciplinary volume looks to the (social) media, language/ discourse, theatre, images, political speeches and literary fiction and non- fiction to see how they have reflected on this time of unprecedented upheaval. The book argues that themes of self- renewal stretch right back to the formative years of the ZANU PF, and that despite the longevity of Mugabe's tenure, the latest transition can be seen as part of a complex and protracted layering of postcolonial social, economic and political changes. Providing an innovative investigation of how political change in Zimbabwe is reflected on in cultural texts and products, this book will be of interest to researchers across African history, literature, politics, culture and post- colonial studies.

About the Author


Oliver Nyambi lectures in the Department of English, University of the Free State in South Africa and is currently a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation hosted by Susan Arndt in the Professorship of English Studies and Anglophone Literatures at Bayreuth University, Germany. Tendai Mangena is Associate Professor of African Literary and Cultural Studies at Great Zimbabwe University in Zimbabwe and a Research Fellow in the Department of English at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Gibson Ncube lectures in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Stellenbosch University and is currently a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032040264
ISBN-10: 1032040262
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 5th, 2021
Pages: 258
Language: English
Series: Routledge Contemporary Africa