ACAS Bulletin

Reflections on Mahmood Mamdani’s ‘Lessons of Zimbabwe’
(No. 82)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Summer 2009
64 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe
Language: English
Contents: Editor's Introduction by Sean Jacobs (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) • Lessons of Zimbabwe: Mugabe in Context by Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University) • Re: Lessons of Zimbabwe by Terence Ranger (Oxford University) • Re: Lessons of Zimbabwe by Timothy Scarnecchia (Kent State University), Jocelyn Alexander (Oxford University), And 33 others • Re: Lessons of Zimbabwe by Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University) • Zimbabwe: Where is the Outrage? Mamdani, Mugabe and the African Scholarly Community by Horace Campbell (Syracuse University) • Zimbabwe Ten Years On: Results and Prospects by Sam Moyo (African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Harare, Zimbabwe) and Paris Yeros (Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) • Mamdani on Zimbabwe sets back Civil Society by Patrick Bond (University of Kwazulu-Natal) • The Measure of Just Demands? A Response to Mamdani by Amanda Hammar (Nordic Africa Institute) • A Reply to Mamdani on the Zimbabwean Land Question by Ben Cousins (University of the Western Cape) • Some Observations on Mamdani’s ‘Lessons of Zimbabwe’ by Elaine Windrich (Stanford University) • Mamdani’s Enthusiasms by David Moore (University of Johannesburg) • Critique of the Article by Mahmood Mamdani by Wilfred Mhanda (Zimbabwe Liberation Veterans Forum) • Response to the Mamdani Debate by Brian Raftopoulos (Solidarity Peace Trust, South Africa) • Further Reading on Zimbabwe • The following articles from recent ACAS Special Zimbabwe Bulletins are available on-line • The newsletter discusses Robert Mugabe, ZANU-PF, the liberation war against Ian Smith, farms, land redistribution, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the Lancaster House Agreement, UDI (Universal Declaration of Independence), Ian Smith, Joshua Nkomo,  ZAPU, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), Eddie Cross, the Shona-Ndebele divide, Joseph Msika, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, the IMF, Tony Blair, Thabo Mbek, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the Global Fund to Fight Aids, COSATU-affiliated unions, Chinese arms destined for Zimbabwe, Western sanctions, a landless peasantry, Morgan Tsvangirai, the March 2008 elections, food relief, Jestina Mukoko, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), CODESRIA, Commonwealth countries, Ian Khama, the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZIDERA), the rule of law, the Institute of Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), AFL-CIO’s cold-warrior dominated Solidarity Center and the African American Labor Center, IMF (International Monetary Fund), the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development, the G7, Durban dockworkers, and the EU (European Union). [Note: This issue was published electronically.]
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.