Versions of Zimbabwe

New Approaches to Literature and Culture

Ranka Primorac & Robert Muponde



The book is the result of a collaboration of scholars from southern Africa and overseas, whose work emphasises hitherto overshadowed subjects of literature, exposing new and untried approaches to Zimbabwean writing. The contributors focus on pluralities, inclusiveness and the breaking of boundaries, and elucidate how literary texts are betraying multiple versions and opinions of Zimbabwe, arguing that only a multiplicity of opinions on Zimbabwe can do the complexity of the society and history justice.


Versions of Zimbabwe is an impressive collection of essays. Although it does not give ample space to scholars based in Zimbabwe, it charts new ways of understanding Zimbabwean literature. - Ezra Chitando, The Journal of Modern African Studies


Dr Ranka Primorac is a Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. She has degrees from the universities of Zagreb, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent.

Robert Muponde is Professor of English in the School of Languages, Literature and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.