Tensions and conflicts in Zimbabwean society: Nyamubaya reminisces

In this article, Freedom Nyamubaya’s poetry is analysed as a historical artefact that engages contemporaneous tensions and conflicts in postindependence Zimbabwe. Her poetry revisits the war to reveal its pains and horrors, and to appraise the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters who participated in it. This revisiting also acts as a critique of postindependence reality with its aberrations of neocolonialism, gender imbalances, unemployment and so on – the betrayal of the newly found independence. Nyamubaya is a veteran of the second Chimurenga, the war which was waged in the then Rhodesia to unseat the colonial government of the time. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]

Title: Tensions and conflicts in Zimbabwean society: Nyamubaya reminisces
Author: Musvoto, Rangarirai
Year: 2007
Periodical: The English Academy Review
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Pages: 61-70
Language: English
Geographic term: Zimbabwe
About person: Freedom T.V. Nyamubaya
External link: https://doi.org/10.1080/17535360712331393477
Abstract: In this article, Freedom Nyamubaya’s poetry is analysed as a historical artefact that engages contemporaneous tensions and conflicts in postindependence Zimbabwe. Her poetry revisits the war to reveal its pains and horrors, and to appraise the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters who participated in it. This revisiting also acts as a critique of postindependence reality with its aberrations of neocolonialism, gender imbalances, unemployment and so on – the betrayal of the newly found independence. Nyamubaya is a veteran of the second Chimurenga, the war which was waged in the then Rhodesia to unseat the colonial government of the time. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]