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Garfield Todd: The End of The Liberal Dream In Rhodesia

By any standard, Sir Garfield Todd (1908–2002) was a great man. But was his legacy anything more than a deferred dream about the need for a multicultural, non-racial society in Southern Rhodesia? When his ground-breaking premiership ended with a cabinet coup in 1958, an editorial in the African Daily News said that Garfield Todd was the white politician most trusted by blacks and that his fall was ‘a severe blow to the forces of co-operation in this country’. With his political demise, most whites rejoiced. At his death, many blacks mourned. What happened – and why?

Harvest of Thorns 

 Harvest of Thorns tells the story of Benjamin Tichafa who grows up in Rhodesia in the 1960s. From a conservative, religious family, but exposed to the heady ideas of the black nationalist movements, the young student is pulled in different directions. Isolated and troubled at boarding school, he is provoked into leaving, making his way to Mozambique, and joining the freedom fighters. There, in the crucible of a bitter civil war of liberation, the young man develops into manhood.

 Labour Law in Zimbabwe by Lovemore Madhuku

This is a comprehensive textbook on Zimbabwean labour law. After detailing the history and purpose of the law, it offers a comprehensive review of contracts of employment, termination, the rights of organization and association, and collective bargaining. Dispute settlement is discussed within the contexts of the right to strike, conciliation and arbitration, and the role of the courts in adjudication.

Becoming Zimbabwe: A history from a pre-colonial period to 2008

  Becoming Zimbabwe is the first comprehensive history of Zimbabwe, spanning the years from 850 to 2008.In 1997, the then Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Morgan Tsvangirai, expressed the need for a 'more open and critical process of writing history in Zimbabwe.

Leading from behind by Maia Chenaux-Repond

Drawing on communications ‘rescued’ from the shredders in the last days of Rhodesia, enlivened by her photographs and memories – both those of her own and her colleagues – Maia Chenaux-Repond tells the story of her work as the Provincial Community Development Officer (Women) for Mashonaland South in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the 1970s.