None but Ourselves

Masses vs Media in the Making of Zimbabwe

Julie Frederikse


  • Penguin
  • London
  • 1984
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 376 pages

The book is out of print.


The format of None but Ourselves comprises short extracts taken from a series of interviews conducted by the author in 1980. These are thematically organized, with a certain amount of linking explanatory comment from the author plus some scholarly and highly informative footnotes, and are skilfully juxtaposed alongside some truly stunning visual material-photographs, settler and guerrilla songs, poems, broadcast texts and reproductions of posters, newspapers, cartoons, confidential memoranda, etc. The result is highly effective; the people do indeed speak for themselves.


This book is an absolute 'must' for anyone interested in the recent history of Zimbabwe, the use of propoganda, or the character of insurgent warfare in southern Africa. - Robert B. Boeder, Africa Today


Julie Frederikse is a producer and writer with experience in feature film, short film, television and radio, as well as an author and journalist.