Versions of Zimbabwe

New Approaches to Literature and Culture

Ranka Primorac & Robert Muponde

 

Synopsis

The book is the result of a collaboration of scholars from southern Africa and overseas, whose work emphasises hitherto overshadowed subjects of literature, exposing new and untried approaches to Zimbabwean writing. The contributors focus on pluralities, inclusiveness and the breaking of boundaries, and elucidate how literary texts are betraying multiple versions and opinions of Zimbabwe, arguing that only a multiplicity of opinions on Zimbabwe can do the complexity of the society and history justice.

Review

Versions of Zimbabwe is an impressive collection of essays. Although it does not give ample space to scholars based in Zimbabwe, it charts new ways of understanding Zimbabwean literature. - Ezra Chitando, The Journal of Modern African Studies

Authors

Dr Ranka Primorac is a Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. She has degrees from the universities of Zagreb, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent.

Prof Robert Muponde is Associate Professor of English in the School of Literature, Language and Media, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.