The Zimbabwe African People's Union, 1961-87: A Political History of Insurgency in Southern Rhodesia

Front Cover
Africa World Press, 2005 - Political Science - 321 pages
This book is an exploration of the political history of insurgency in SOuthern Rhodesia. During the early years of its struggle, ZAPU employed non-violent means to try and achieve its goal for majority rule and a non-racial society. Because of the belligerancy of the White settler regime, ZAPU added the armed resistance to its strategy and went on to build a formidable army. Problems escalated and alliances were built and dissolved until, tired of being hunted down and butchered, the ZAPU leadership decided to merge its party with the ruling party in December 1987.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Land and Its People 9
The Founding of Zapu Leadership Split and Struggle
Evaluation Introspection and Reorganization Zapu
The Storm and then Spears Turned into Plowshares
The Best and The Worst of Times Zapu Post

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Eliakim M. Sibanda is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. He received his Ph. D. degree in Social Change at Denver University and Iliff School of Theology, and a Ph. D. degree in History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before joining the University of Winnipeg, Sibanda taught at Universities in Colorado. He is a renowned speaker and advocate for human rights.

Bibliographic information