During the Zimbabwean struggle for independence, the settler regime imprisoned numerous activists and others it suspected of being aligned with the guerrillas. This book is the first to look closely at the histories and lived experiences of these political detainees and prisoners, showing how they challenged and negotiated their incarceration.
About the Author
Munyaradzi Bryn Munochiveyi is an Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross, USA.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Prison as a Site of Struggle during Zimbabwe's Liberation War 1. The Growth of African Opposition and Intensified State Political Repression in Rhodesia, 1960-1970s 2. Getting Arrested: Oral Histories of Violence, Torture, and Arrest in Rhodesia, 1960-1979 3. Life in Detention: Oral Histories of Confinement in Rhodesian Detention Centers 4. Life Behind Bars: Oral Histories of Life inside Rhodesian Prisons, 1965-1980 Epilogue: Life Beyond Bars and Legacies of Incarceration in colonial and Post-Colonial Zimbabwe, 1965-2000