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Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe [a novel]

Solomon M. Mutswairo
ISBN: 978-0-89410-002-4
1983/130 pages


The late Solomon Mutswairo was one of southern Africa's most prominent contemporary writers. Here, he gives us a historical novel about Zimbabwe’s famed nineteenth-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace.

Mutswairo tells a tragic tale about deception and the dislocation caused by the "divide and conquer" strategies of colonialism. But he also offers evidence of the spirit that finally led to the establishment of Zimbabwe as a free and independent nation.