Letters from Salisbury Prison

Ndabaningi Sithole


This book is out of print.


Ndabaningi Sithole's political wisdom, deep humanity and resolute integrity shine through this book. In 1964, at the age of forty four, when President of the Zimbabwe African National Union, he began ten years in prison for alleged subversion against the Smith regime. During this time he smuggled out of jail, via sympathetic warders, a continuous stream of political correspondence to world leaders and sound parental advice to his widely scattered family.


These remarkable letters are not only a valuable record, from a unique vantage point, of the most turbulent decade in his country's political history; they are also a testament to his courage and determination in the face of great personal adversity.


Ndabaningi Sithole was the founding president of ZANU, the party that Robert Mugabe now leads.