‘More a Cause than a Country’: Historiography, UDI and the Crisis of Decolonisation in Rhodesia

@article{Nyamunda2016MoreAC,
  title={‘More a Cause than a Country’: Historiography, UDI and the Crisis of Decolonisation in Rhodesia},
  author={Tinashe Nyamunda},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1005 - 1019}
}
  • Tinashe Nyamunda
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
  • Studies on Zimbabwe in the late 1990s and beyond have undergone a significant shift from the earlier triumphalist nationalist history uncritically celebrating the attainment of majority rule and the triumph over the Rhodesian state that ruled over the country since the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). Except where literature focused on Zimbabwe’s possible future, the historical studies of Zimbabwe in the 1980s were largely dominated by accounts 
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