Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe

R. Kent Rasmussen & Steven C. Rubert


Book now in its third edition.


Zimbabwe has witnessed an incredible amount of history in the relatively short span of years. The new edition of this dictionary updates the dictionary to keep it abreast of the changes in the country. Hundreds of fresh entries cover new political leaders, changing governmental, cultural, and economic developments, and scores of place name changes. There were also corrections to existing entries and an expanded bibliography.


...an invaluable resource with good cross-referencing and an extensive bibliography. Certainly it is a book that students of Zimbabwe should possess. - Journal Of African History


R. Kent Rasmussen is a former associate editor of the Marcus Garvey Papers at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Ph.D. in History. He is the author of several acclaimed reference books on Africa, and editor of Mark Twain's Book for Bad Boys and Girls.

Steven C. Rubert was a research associate at the University of Zimbabwe and is currently Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University.