UK House of Books publishes a ‘dismal and depressing’ history
The British House of Literature has published a book titled “A Brief History of Zimbabwe: A Diaspora History,” in which the authors detail the history of the country since independence in 1980.
The book is the first of its kind to be published in Zimbabwe, and is a “dismembered and depressing” look at the country, according to the book’s publisher, Marylebone House Publishing House.
“The country is a country where the people have been suffering for decades,” the authors write in the introduction to the publication.
“A vast majority of the people do not have enough to eat, the water has been poisoned for generations, and the majority are denied basic civil rights.
The people are being systematically disenfranchised, harassed and harassed by the government.”
The book covers the period from the late 19th century to the 1980s, detailing how a “black market economy” flourished in Zimbabwe and how many Africans fled to neighbouring countries in the 1970s.
“We must now take this history into our own hands and create a narrative for the future,” the book says.
The authors of the book, a group of former academics and writers, say they are “deeply saddened” by the book.
“This is the saddest and most depressing book that we’ve ever written,” one of the authors, Mgwede Ntibhanga, told The Hill.
The other two authors, Michael Tshweta and John Ntaba, are also writing the book as part of a project that is trying to create a “reimagining of history” in Zimbabwe.
The group published a report titled “Our Misguided History,” published in October 2016, which details how the country was “destroyed” in the 1980’s and how the government and the ruling Zanu-PF party “turned a blind eye” to the atrocities.
The report called for the release of the political prisoners, who were held in concentration camps, but said the country remained “the most corrupt, least free, least democratic and least prosperous country in Africa.”
“The political prisoners are the heroes of our story,” the report said.
“The government, the party, the elites, the white elite all turned a blind and deaf eye to the systematic and systematic persecution of people by the Mugabe government.”
Read moreTrump signs military orders to boost US troop presence in AfricaThe report also said that Zimbabwe had “continued to fall behind on the transition to democracy” and that the country “is still suffering the legacy of apartheid.”
The authors say that they were forced to abandon their work in order to be able to “continue our work.”
“We are trying to change history by telling the story of how we became involved in Zimbabwe,” Tshwoaso told TheHill.
“We wanted to make it as honest and as factual as possible, but we did not want to get too involved in the politics of the moment.
We were trying to tell a story that was not political, not ideological.”
The country’s opposition party, Zimbabwe Voice, slammed the publication of the new book.”[This book] is a book that shows how the Zimbabweans are the ones who are suffering most from our mismanaged economy, our failed economy, the lack of basic civil and human rights, the absence of democracy, the complete inability to run our country and to govern,” ZV’s chief executive, Stephen Mgogo, said in a statement.
The new book, however, is not the first time that the government has published information about the country.
Last year, the government published a “white paper” on how the nation had “lost a great deal of its cultural and intellectual heritage.”
The paper said the government had been “undermining the Zimbabwean nation’s culture and heritage” for decades.
“What is most alarming is that a lot of the information that has been published and given to the public by the previous government has been a complete fabrication,” Zweli Zwabe, the leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change, told reporters at the time.