Joshua Mabuko Nkomo of Zimbabwe PDF Í Joshua Mabuko

Joshua Mabuko Nkomo of Zimbabwe This book is a pioneering study of Joshua Mabuko Nkomo a Zimbabwean nationalist whose crucial role in the country’s anti colonial struggle has largely gone unrecognized These essays trace his early influence on Zimbabwean nationalism in the late 1950s and his leadership in the armed liberation movement and postcolonial national building processes as well as his denigration by the winners of the 1980 elections Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front The Nkomo that emerges is complex and contested the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s tortured trajectory from colony to independent postcolonial state This is an essential corrective to the standard history of twentieth century Zimbabwe and an invaluable resource for scholars of African nationalist liberation movements and nation building

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