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Author Ranger, T. O.

Title Writing revolt : an engagement with African nationalism, 1957-67 / Terence Ranger.

Imprint Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey ; Harare, Zimbabwe : Weaver Press, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    968.9103 RAN    Available
Description xii, 206 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (p. 191-203) and index.
Contents 1. Preface -- 2. 1929-57, a very ordinary boy -- 3. 1957 The University College of Rhodesia & Nyasaland -- 4. 1958 The Southern Rhodesia African National Congress -- 5. 1959 The Central African Emergencies -- 6. 1960 The National Democratic Party -- 7. 1961 Citizens Against the Colour Bar -- 8. 1962 The Zimbabwe African People's Union -- 9. 1963 and afterwards: Deportation, the Nationalist Split, Dar es Salaam and Writing Revolt -- Appendix of names -- Select references -- Terence Ranger bibliography -- Index of names.
Summary This memoir of the years between 1957, when he first went to Southern Rhodesia, and 1967 when he published his first book, is both an intimate record of the African awakening which Ranger witnessed during those ten years, and of the process which led him to write Revolt in Southern Rhodesia. Intended as both history and as historiography, Writing Revolt is also about the ways in which politics and history interacted. The men with whom Ranger discussed Zimbabwean history were the leaders of African nationalism; his seminar papers were sent to prisons and into restricted areas. Both they and he were making political as well as intellectual discoveries. The book also includes a brief account of Ranger's life before he went to Africa.
Subject Ranger, T. O. (Terence O.) -- Biography.
Zimbabwe African People's Union.
Nationalism -- Zimbabwe -- History.
Zimbabwe -- Politics and government
Zimbabwe -- Historiography.
ISBN 9781847010711

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