Finance in Colonial Zimbabwe

Money, Sanctions and War Economy

Tinashe Nyamunda




This book explores late colonial Zimbabwe's troubled transition from colony to independent state from a financial and economic history perspective. It shows that Zimbabwe's decolonisation was crucially shaped by financial and economic arrangements. The author naturally considers Rhodesia's interactions with Britain and the Commonwealth, but also looks at global economic developments, such as the commodity boom of the 1960s and the recessions of the 1970s, showing how these factors allowed the isolated Rhodesian economy to withstand financial crises in spite of United Nations sanctions imposed against it because of its rebellion against Britain.


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Tinashe Nyamunda obtained a PhD in Africa Studies from the University of the Free State, South Africa, and a BA and MA from the University of Zimbabwe.