This book covers not only the political situation in Zimbabwe, but its international context and those areas of privation, exclusion and silence within the country that are beneath the everyday face of politics.

Written by either a Zimbabwean or an internationally acknowledged expert on aspects of Zimbabwe, all the authors agree that the silences in and surrounding the African state cannot continue. This volume utilizes the perspectives of diplomacy, health, law and literature written in both English and Shona, and of those deeply concerned with democratization in Zimbabwe and its surrounding region.

Zimbabwe and the Space of Silence will be of interest to students and scholars of African studies, African and Third World politics and international law.

This book was previously published as a special issue of The Round Table.

chapter |16 pages

Zimbabwe's Foreign Policy: A Conversation

ByStephen Chan, Hasu Patel

chapter |9 pages

‘Point Man’ on Zimbabwe: South Africa's Role in the Crisis

ByJ. E. Spence Obe

chapter |18 pages

Untold Stories: The Commission for Africa and Zimbabwe

ByBeacon Mbiba

chapter |20 pages

The HIV Epidemic in Zimbabwe—The Penalty of Silence

BySunanda Ray, Farai Madzimbamuto

chapter |15 pages

The Rule of Law in Zimbabwe

ByRobert Martin

chapter |8 pages

The Struggle for Land in the Shona Novel: Allegory, Seizure and Betrayal

ByMaurice Taonezvi Vambe

chapter |15 pages

Democratization in Southern Africa: Barriers and Potentialities

ByKenneth Good

chapter |4 pages

Engaging with Mugabe

ByRichard Dowden