Roots of a Revolution

Scenes from Zimbabwe's Struggle

Ndabaningi Sithole


The book is out of print.


Written during his years in prison, Sithole's fictionalized depiction of black political activity in the 1960s focuses on the public persona of a black intellectual not unlike himself; its gentle set-pieces picturing black-white relations are highlighted by the trial of a black man whose crime is love for a white woman.


An authentic work by a black African about the injustices suffered by all the black people in Rhodesia. The author exposes the political and social issues involved and the spectrum of attitudes in Rhodesia among blacks and Europeans.


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