The Historical Dimensions of Human Rights & Democracy in Zimbabwe

Pre-colonial & Colonial Legacies (Vol 1)

Ngwabi Bhebe & Terence O. Ranger


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This volume explores the prehistory of human rights in Zimbabwe. It asks whether there are democratic legacies from pre-colonial polities and what limitations then existed on human rights. It also asks what colonialism contributed to the discourse of human rights and democracy despite its denial of both to Africans.


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Ngwabi Bhebe was the founding vice chancellor at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe.

Terence O. Ranger was a prominent African historian, focusing on the history of Zimbabwe. His work spanned the pre- and post-Independence period in Zimbabwe, from the 1960s to the present. He died in 2015.