On the Shoulders of Struggle

Memoirs of a Political Insider

Obert Mpofu



This contribution is a discursive recast of the commemorative and official representation of the fathers of the nation like Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo - to whom the author was a lifetime political apprentice. The memoir sets the stage for a refreshing much awaited debate on the contested legacies of key Zimbabwean political players.


[Mpofu's] memoirs mounts a decolonize reconstruction of African politics from a Zimbabwean perspective. ... This intervention offers a strong epistemic re-membering of the liberation philosophy in the face of protracted neocolonial endeavors to obliterate the nationalist memory. - Artwell Nhemachena


Obert Mpofu is currently Secretary of Administration in the ZANU PF Politburo.