War Veterans in Zimbabwe's Revolution

Challenging neo-colonialism and settler and international capital

Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba



Traces the roots of Zimbabwe's well known, but little analysed, revolution of 2000 to the 1970s guerrilla war, revealing the foundational philosophies, cosmologies and experiences that are manifest in the War Veterans-led revolution. The book is a bold account of an ongoing bottom-up struggle against neo-colonialism, settler economy and international capital. It traces the unfolding events of Zimbabwe's war of liberation, revealing little-known facts that help to explain the complexity of current politics, ideology and class conflicts.


Offers a historical perspective that traces the origins of the conflict, providing an analysis that traces the deep-seated roots of the war veterans' frustration. (...) Provides a vivid account of (the author's) personal experiences and a thorough account of the pain, poverty and repression that the country went through. - Journal of Modern African Studies


Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Zimbabwe