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Patriotic history and public intellectuals critical of power

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This article focuses on the response of critical Zimbabwean public intellectuals to the ZANUPF government’s uses of Zimbabwe’s liberation history in national politics from 2000 to 2004. The ZANU-PF master narrative is referred to as ‘patriotic history’. This article examines the activities of the five most prominent critical public intellectuals in the Zimbabwean public sphere, namely Brian Raftopoulos, Masipula Sithole, John Makumbe, Elphas Mukonoweshuro and Lovemore Madhuku. It argues that ...

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Peer review status:
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10.1080/03057070802038041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Southern African Studies Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
2
Pages:
379-396
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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EISSN:
1465-3893
ISSN:
0305-7070
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2011-12-02

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