Zimbabwe: A Revolution

That Lost Its Way

Andre Astrow


This book is out of print.


Zimbabwe: A Revolution That Lost Its Way? is a compact and competent history of the war of national liberation in Zimbabwe. More importantly, it is a pertinent polemic against the 'petty bourgeois' leadership of what was then the struggle against Rhodesian settler rule, and is now the Zimbabwean state.


The fundamental flaw in Astrow's book is shared by other 'workerist' perspectives on national liberation, the post-colonial state and petty bourgeois politicians. Such stances are strangely contradictory. - Patrick O'Meara, The International Journal of African Historical Studies


Andre Astrow is a Senior Consultant and Project Director, International Economics at Chatham House in London.