Re-living the Second Chimurenga

Memories from Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle

Fay Chung



In her memoirs, Fay Chung presents her first-hand experience of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle and the reforms of the country's educational system, which followed. She gives her personal interpretation of Zimbabwe's trajectory over thirty years from a nationalist uprising, through the promises of the first independent government, to the turmoil of land invasions, new democratic challenges, and political violence.


[Chung's] memoirs -in many ways controversial- offer a valuable and thought-provoking introduction to modern Zimbabwean history and burning issues in the contemporary politics of Southern Africa.


Fay King Chung is a Zimbabwean educator and former Minister of Education.