Crisis! What crisis?

The Multiple Dimensions of the Zimbabwean Crisis

Muchaparara Musemwa & Sarah Chiumbu



From infrastructural problems to a depreciating currency, this collection of essays examines the Zimbabwean people’s struggle to survive through a historic series of socioeconomic crises. The book explores not only their resilience in the face of censorship, rapid militarism, disease, and economic instability, but also how they have employed social media as a tool to fight against these issues. Thorough and hard-hitting, this study is an invaluable guide to Zimbabwe’s history of crisis, corruption, migration, and survival.


An insightful collection which unsettles, provokes, challenges, and enlightens its readers; a dazzling demonstration of courageous scholarship. — Pumla Dineo Gqola


Muchaparara Musemwa is Associate Professor of History, Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and editor of the South African Historical Journal.

Sarah Chiumbu is a lecturer and the head of the department of media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.