Zimbabwe: The Past is the Future

David Harold-Barry



This impressive volume brings together the views of influential Zimbabwean intellectuals as well as less well-known Zimbabwean voices to offer an important and much needed insiders' assessment of the current crisis. Moving beyond the single causation of President Robert Mugabe, the chapters, all written by different authors, offer reflective and scholarly interpretations of recent events through the lens of the post-Independence period.


... this book is rich in insightful empirical examples, historical facts, and the very divisive moral terrain that Zimbabweans are marking out, as they examine and struggle through varied understandings of the past and the present to try to achieve a better future. - Blair Rutherford, The Journal of Modern African Studies


David Harold-Barry is a Jesuit priest based at Silvera House in Zimbabwe.