The Assassination Of Herbert Chitepo

The Assassination Of Herbert Chitepo

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by Luise S. White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253216087

ISBN-13: 9780253216083

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Indiana University Press

On March 18, 1975, Herbert Chitepo, an African nationalist in exile and chairman of the war council that struggled to liberate Zimbabwe from white-ruled Rhodesia, was killed by a car bomb. Since then, there have been four confessions and at least as many accusations about who was responsible. In The Assassination of Herbert Chitepo, Luise White does not set out to

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On March 18, 1975, Herbert Chitepo, an African nationalist in exile and chairman of the war council that struggled to liberate Zimbabwe from white-ruled Rhodesia, was killed by a car bomb. Since then, there have been four confessions and at least as many accusations about who was responsible. In The Assassination of Herbert Chitepo, Luise White does not set out to resolve questions about who was accountable for this horrible murder. Instead, in a style that is as much murder mystery as it is history writing, she uncovers what is at stake in the various confessions and why Chitepo’s assassination continues to incite conflict and controversy in Zimbabwe’s national politics. White casts doubt on official accounts of the murder and addresses how and for whom history is written and how myths and ideas about civic culture were founded in war-torn Zimbabwe. Although the truth about the assassination of Herbert Chitepo may never be known, readers will discover how one man’s murder continues to unsettle Zimbabwe.

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ISBN-13:
9780253216083
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Acknowlegments
Characters in Order of Appearance
A Note on Place Names
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Assassination of Herbert Chitepo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kahuru More than 1 year ago
I remember that day in Chilenje South, a suburb in southern Lusaka Zambia. I saw that grey/white VW Bug that belonged to Herbert Chitepo, it was blown almost to smithereens, and yes the uprooted tree is accurately described, and the fence was torn like nothing I had ever seen before ... little did I know that I was a part of history that day in 1975 even though I was but a little boy.