Cosatu in Crisis

The Fragmentation of an African Trade Union Federation

Author: Vishwas Satgar,Roger Southall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992232948

Category: Democracy

Page: 328

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This September Sun

Author: Rheam, Bryony

Publisher: amabooks

ISBN: 0797493786

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 4837

This September Sun won the Best First Book prize at the 2010 Zimbabwe Book Publishers’ Association Awards. The book is a chronicle of the lives of two women, the romantic Evelyn and her granddaughter Ellie. Growing up in post-Independence Zimbabwe, Ellie yearns for a life beyond the confines of small town Bulawayo, a wish that eventually comes true when she moves to the United Kingdom. However, life there is not all she dreamed it to be, but it is the murder of her grandmother that eventually brings her back home and forces her to face some hard home truths through the unravelling of long-concealed family secrets.

The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician

A Novel

Author: Tendai Huchu

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821445537

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 3593

The Hairdresser of Harare, which the New York Times Book Review called “a fresh and moving account of contemporary Zimbabwe,” announced Tendai Huchu as a shrewd and funny social commentator. In The Maestro, the Magistrate & the Mathematician, Huchu expands his focus from Zimbabwe to the lives of expatriates in Edinburgh, Scotland. The novel follows three Zimbabwean men as they struggle to find places for themselves in Scotland. As he wanders Edinburgh with his Walkman on a constant loop of the music of home, the Magistrate — a former judge, now a health aide — tries to find meaning in new memories. The depressed and quixotic Maestro — gone AWOL from his job stocking shelves at a grocery store — escapes into books. And the youthful Mathematician enjoys a carefree and hedonistic graduate school life, until he can no longer ignore the struggles of his fellow expatriates. In this novel of ideas, Huchu deploys satire to thoughtful end in what is quickly becoming his signature mode. Shying from neither the political nor the personal, he creates a humorous but increasingly somber picture of love, loss, belonging, and politics in the Zimbabwean diaspora.

Man of Bees


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780797461574


Page: 496

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Making mistakes, righting wrongs

insights into Black economic empowerment

Author: Duma Gqubule

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 969

Perpetual Fear

Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe

Author: Tiseke Kasambala,Human Rights Watch (Organization)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564327420

Category: Human rights

Page: 40

View: 2906

Methodology -- I. Background -- A History of Impunity -- Impunity in the Context of Elections -- II. Impunity and International Law -- III. Impunity through Amnesties and Clemency -- IV. Failure to Investigate and Prosecute Serious Political Crimes -- V. Failure to Investigate Torture by State Agents -- VI. Response of the Power-Sharing Government -- Recommendations -- To the Government of National Unity -- To the Member States of the Southern African Development Community -- To the European Union and the United States.

Lost in Transformation

South Africa's Search for a New Future Since 1986

Author: Solomon Johannes Terreblanche

Publisher: Kmm Review Pub.

ISBN: 9780620537254

Category: Economic development

Page: 144

View: 2891

"At the centre of the analysis is the unmasking of manoeuvres and backroom strategies of manipulation devised by American and British companies with a presence in South Africa, in collaboration with the Mineral Energy Complex (MEC) to circumscribe the ANC's future policies. He recounts some of his personal experiences and also exposes secret negotiations and deal-making which occurred behind the scenes - issues which ordinary South Africans would otherwise never come to know. Terreblanche also evaluates the performance of the ANC-led government since 1994, focusing on South Africa's affirmative action policies."--Back cover.

The Uncertainty of Hope

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770095411

Category: Zimbabwe

Page: 368

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Moving in Time

Images of Life in a Democratic South Africa

Author: George Hallett,Mandla Langa

Publisher: University of Natal Press


Category: History

Page: 280

View: 7619

South Africa has lived through ten years of democracy. It has been an exciting and challenging decade, one of the most significant in the country's history. This book contains a selection of photographs by leading South African photographers that captures the spirit of the country in this new era. The results are not only positive; the photographs also reflect poverty, unemployment, crime, and the ravages of HIV/AIDS. Overwhelmingly, though, they depict a vibrant society that has turned diversity into an asset.

A Legacy of Perseverance

Author: Kwandiwe Kondlo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992232917

Category: Blacks

Page: 135

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A History of Inequality in South Africa, 1652-2002

Author: Solomon Johannes Terreblanche

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press


Category: History

Page: 527

View: 8241

In this major work - which took eight years to complete - Professor Sampie Terreblanche, a well-known Afrikaner academic of the University of Stellenbosch, provides an analysis of economic relations in South Africa. First, the book analyzes the work of numerous historians on inequality and exploitation in South Africa around a single theme: the systematic and progressive economic exploitation of indigenous people by settler groups. This synthesis is presented in a highly original, striking, and accessible way. Second, Terreblanche argues that, despite South Africa's successful transition to democracy, its society is as unequal today, if not more so, than ever before. In a final chapter, he argues that the current system of "neo-liberal democratic capitalism" is inappropriate to a developing country such as South Africa. He calls for a policy shift towards social democracy in which the state should play a more active role in alleviating poverty, redistributing wealth, and attending to social welfare.

Where to Now?

Short Stories from Zimbabwe

Author: Jane Morris

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 0797446486

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 151

View: 8963

The collection, Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe, features sixteen Zimbabwean writers - Raisedon Baya, NoViolet Bulawayo, Diana Charsley, Mapfumo Clement Chihota, Murenga Joseph Chikowero, John Eppel, Fungai Rufaro Machirori, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, Christopher Mlalazi, Mzana Mthimkhulu, Blessing Musariri, Nyevero Muza, Thabisani Ndlovu, Bryony Rheam, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Sandisile Tshuma. The writing in this collection, at times dark, at times laced with comedy, is set against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's 'lost decade' of rampant inflation, violence, economic collapse and the flight of many of its citizens. Its people are left to ponder - where to now? All the voices are Zimbabwean. Even though some speak from the diaspora, their inspiration comes from their homeland and their stories tell of Zimbabwe. In the pages of Where to Now? you will meet the prostitute who gets the better of her brothers when they try to marry her off, the wife who is absolved of the charge of adultery, the hero who drowns in a bowser of cheap beer and the poetry slammer who does not get to perform his final poem. And many more.

Havana Real

One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today

Author: Yoani Sanchez

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1935554913

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9794

She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online—in disguise—at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation. Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; and the struggles of living under a propaganda machine that pushes deep into public and private life. For these simple acts of truth-telling her life is one of constant threat. But she continues on, refusing to be silenced—a living response to all who have ceased to believe in a future for Cuba. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Day Gogo Went to Vote

Author: Elinor Batezat Sisulu

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316093157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5324

Illustrated in rich pastels, this child's-eye view of an important milestone in South African history allows young readers to experience every detail of this eventful day.

After Independence

Author: May Sumbwanyambe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135000796X

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 2659

Let us not dwell on the past . . . I'm an old man, Charles. Old enough to know the past is only good for one thing Â? destroying the future. Guy and Kathleen grow their crops, raise their daughter, and pay their taxes. But Africa is changing, country by country. White farmers in Zimbabwe must now answer for history's crimes. When Charles arrives with a smile and a purchase order, there's more than just land at stake. With violence threatening to erupt, he will do whatever it takes to restore their farm to the 'native' population. As truths are revealed and moralities questioned, are things ever more than simply black and white? Inspired by real events in Zimbabwe, May Sumbwanyambe's debut play is an unflinching examination of land ownership, dispossession and justice in a post-colonial world. After Independence received its world premiere at the Arcola Theatre, London, on 4 May 2016, in a production by Papatango Theatre Company.

White man, black war

Author: Bruce Moore-King

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 134

View: 4839