Zimbabwe's Guerrilla War
By (author) Norma J. Kriger
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Zimbabwe's Guerrilla War by Norma J. Kriger
Book DescriptionStudies of revolution generally regard peasant popular support as a prerequisite for success. In this study of political mobilization and organization in Zimbabwe's recent rural-based war of independence, Norma Kriger is interested in the extent to which ZANU guerrillas were able to mobilize peasant support, the reasons why peasants participated, and in the links between the post-war outcomes for peasants and the mobilization process. Hers is an unusual study of revolution in that she interviews peasants and other participants about their experiences, and she is able to produce fresh insights into village politics during a revolution. In particular, Zimbabwean peasant accounts direct our attention to the ZANU guerrillas' ultimate political victory despite the lack of peasant popular support, and to the importance that peasants attached to gender, generational and other struggles with one another. Her findings raise questions about theories of revolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521070676
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norma J. Kriger
'Progress' in Zimbabwe?, Hardback (November 2011)
Zimbabwe's severe crisis - and a possible way out of it with a transitional government, and the new era for which it prepares the ground - demands a coherent scholarly response.
Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Norma J. Kriger
This book examines the peace settlement and veterans' programmes after Zimbabwe's guerrilla war of independence.
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