Trampled No More

Voices from Bulawayo's Townships about Families, Life, Survival, and Social Change in Zimbabwe

Otrude Nontobeko Moyo


  • Unknown publisher
  • Unknown city
  • 2007
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages


The stories of the Zimbabwean situation, particularly those of the urban townships of Bulawayo, are poignantly narrated through the voices of family members recounting their personal circumstances and what they perceive as the primary factors contributing to their repressed positions in the socio-economical hierarchy. Using an insider's perspective, Professor Moyo goes behind the scenes in order to dismantle the simplistic "blame game" which asserts that the deterioration of Zimbabwe was caused solely by the current ZANU PF lead government.


[Dr. Moyo] has developed as a participant observer who brings new things to her perceptions of her culture as she becomes increasingly a person of two worlds, a scholar looking from the outside and a daughter of the area with a history and connections which are intensely personal. - Kathleen J. Wininger, University of Southern Maine


Dr. Otrude Nontobeko Moyo joined the Department of Social Work as Department Chair at the University of Michigan, Flint.