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Political prisoners' memoirs in Zimbabwe: Narratives of self and nation

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Prison narratives are a key genre of African nationalist writing. They offer a unique window onto the relationships between the personal and political, the self and nation. This article focuses on the memoirs of three Zimbabwean political prisoners in order to explore claims to agency in prison, constructions of gender and race, and the complexities of individual passages within the collective narrative of nationalism. The memoirs are revealing of a formative period in Zimbabwean nationalism,...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.2752/147800408X341613

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Cultural and Social History Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
395-409
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1478-0046
ISSN:
1478-0038
URN:
uuid:cb1ca47b-e3dc-4df6-9403-b873fca9ddce
Source identifiers:
607
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daisy:607

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