Mothers Of The Revolution

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Mothers Of The Revolution

Edited by Irene Staunton
Baobab Books, 1990
306 pp.

Thirty-five thousand people are said to have died in Zimbabwe's war of independence, a brutal anticolonial conflict that brought fear and deprivation to a peasant population caught in the crossfire between government forces and contending guerrilla armies. In this bottom-up view of the revolution, 30 Zimbabwean women narrate their wartime experiences and offer an unvarnished view of popular hopes and disappointments in an era of social upheaval.

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