Stephen Chan was a member of the 1980 Commonwealth Observer Group that oversaw the independence of Zimbabwe. He was Foundation Dean at SOAS, where he remains Professor of International Relations. He has published the authoritative works on both Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai.
Ranka Primorac is Lecturer in English at Southampton. She lived 9 years in Zimbabwe and has published several books on the literature of the country, including the authoritative The Place Of Tears. Together, they edited the Routledge book, Zimbabwe in Crisis, 2007.