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Pawns depicts the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe, in particular the intra-guerilla conflicts within ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) that took place in Mozambique and also in Zimbabwe itself. The main protagonist Daniel (aka Fangs) enlists in the war as a way to escape his family's abject poverty after the death of his father. In Samupindi's universe, the war itself is neither heroic nor honorable. Inexperienced young men experience hunger and disease as they wait for events to unfold.


Pawns offers a pluralistic perspective on Zimbabwe's national identity...


Charles Samupindi attended the University of Zimbabwe. He worked as a Public Prosecutor at the Harare magistrate court and but later joined Zimpapers as a sub-editor. He died in 1993.