Performing Power in Zimbabwe

Human Rights Watch (HRW), 'Bullets for Each of You': State-Sponsored Violence since Zimbabwe's March 29 Elections (New ... Human Rights Watch (HRW), False Dawn: The Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Government's Failure to Deliver Human Rights ...

Author: Susanne Verheul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1009032682

Category: Political Science


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Focusing on political trials in Zimbabwe's Magistrates' Courts between 2000 and 2012, Susanne Verheul explores why the judiciary have remained a central site of contestation in post-independence Zimbabwe. Drawing on rich court observations and in-depth interviews, this book foregrounds law's potential to reproduce or transform social and political power through the narrative, material, and sensory dimensions of courtroom performances. Instead of viewing appeals to law as acts of resistance by marginalised orders for inclusion in dominant modes of rule, Susanne Verheul argues that it was not recognition by but of this formal, rule-bound ordering, and the form of citizenship it stood for, that was at stake in performative legal engagements. In this manner, law was much more than a mere instrument. Law was a site in which competing conceptions of political authority were given expression, and in which people's understandings of themselves as citizens were formed and performed.

Trends in Twenty first Century African Theatre and Performance

remain true to a democratic and progressive social agenda in the teeth of power. In order to analyze and understand the historical processes and forces that shape new theatrical strategies in 21st-century Zimbabwe, this chapter will ...

Author: Kenechukwu Igweonu

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401200823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

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"Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance" is a collection of regionally focused articles on African theatre and performance. The volume provides a broad exploration of the current state of African theatre and performance and considers the directions they are taking in the 21st Century. It contains sections on current trends in theatre and performance studies, on applied/community theatre and on playwrights. The chapters have evolved out of a working group process, in which papers were submitted to peer-group scrutiny over a period of four years, at four international conferences. The book will be particularly useful as a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in non-western theatre and performance (where this includes African theatre and performance), and would be a very useful resource for theatre scholars and anyone interested in African performance forms and cultures.

Capacity Building for a Reforming African Power Sector

Thereafter , country case studies of Mauritius , Ethiopia , Zimbabwe and South Africa are presented . ... In the regional review study , Karekezi and Kimani start by examining the structure and performance of power utilities in the ...

Author: African Energy Policy Research Network

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842772393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Capacity building for the power sector is an important national responsibility, which Governments in Africa need to seriously address. The inability of Governments to mobilize the required level of investment and commitment to the development and retention of a wide array of skills needed by the power sector is, in part, responsible for many of the difficulties that are faced by the region's electricity industry.Under the aegis of the AFREPREN Capacity Building Theme Group, a regional study and four country studies (Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Ethiopia and South Africa) addressed the capacity building question in the African power sector. This volume presents the findings of the studies.The studies analyse issues of manpower recruitment, training and retention in national power utilities. They also highlight the challenges and implications of capacity building initiatives in a reforming electricity industry and propose innovative options for capacity building in the region's power sector.

Nationalists Cosmopolitans and Popular Music in Zimbabwe

Modernity and Its Malcontents: Ritual and Power in Postcolonial Africa. ... Towards Self-Reliance: Urban Social Development in Zimbabwe. ... "Migration and Performance: Zulu Migrant Workers' Isicathamiya Performance in South Africa, ...

Author: Thomas Turino

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226816966

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Hailed as a national hero and musical revolutionary, Thomas Mapfumo, along with other Zimbabwean artists, burst onto the music scene in the 1980s with a unique style that combined electric guitar with indigenous Shona music and instruments. The development of this music from its roots in the early Rhodesian era to the present and the ways this and other styles articulated with Zimbabwean nationalism is the focus of Thomas Turino's new study. Turino examines the emergence of cosmopolitan culture among the black middle class and how this gave rise to a variety of urban-popular styles modeled on influences ranging from the Mills Brothers to Elvis. He also shows how cosmopolitanism gave rise to the nationalist movement itself, explaining the combination of "foreign" and indigenous elements that so often define nationalist art and cultural projects. The first book-length look at the role of music in African nationalism, Turino's work delves deeper than most books about popular music and challenges the reader to think about the lives and struggles of the people behind the surface appeal of world music.

Revolutionary State Making in Dar es Salaam

... Aidan Russell 146 Power and the Presidency in Kenya: The Jomo Kenyatta Years, Anaïs Angelo 147 East Africa after ... Neajai Pailey 154 Salafism and Political Order in Africa, Sebastian Elischer 155 Performing Power in Zimbabwe: ...

Author: George Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108845738

Category: History

Page: 288

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Explores the intersecting politics of Cold War rivalries, African liberation, and socialist state-making in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Music Performance and African Identities

Zimbabwe has four radio stations on Frequency Modulation , these being SFM , Radio Zimbabwe , Power FM , and National FM . All the stations are owned and run by the government through the Ministry of Information . Power FM mainly caters ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136830278

Category: Music

Page: 356

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Cutting across countries, genres, and time periods, this volume explores topics ranging from hip hop’s influence on Maasai identity in current day Tanzania to jazz in Bulawayo during the interwar years, using music to tell a larger story about the cultures and societies of Africa.

Cultures of Change in Contemporary Zimbabwe

This theatre performance was mediated via live television and social media platforms enabling the global world to peep into Zimbabwe's struggles for power, political (democratic) space and recognition. In examining the display of ...

Author: Oliver Nyambi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000470288

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book investigates how culture is used to reflect on change in Zimbabwe, focusing predominantly on Mnangagwa’s 2017 coup, but also uncovering deeper roots for how renewal and transition are conceived in the country. Since Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017, he has been keen to define his ‘Second Republic’ or ‘New Dispensation’ with a rhetoric of change and a rejection of past political and economic cultures. This multi- and inter-disciplinary volume looks to the (social) media, language/discourse, theatre, images, political speeches, and literary fiction and non-fiction to see how they have reflected on this time of unprecedented upheaval. The book argues that themes of self-renewal stretch right back to the formative years of the ZANU PF, and that despite the longevity of Mugabe’s tenure, the latest transition can be seen as part of a complex and protracted layering of post-colonial social, economic and political changes. Providing an innovative investigation of how political change in Zimbabwe is reflected on in cultural texts and products, this book will be of interest to researchers across African history, literature, politics, culture, and post-colonial studies.

Gendering Ethnicity in African Women s Lives

... and Contested Gendered Definitions of Ethnic Identity and Power in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Nigeria 233 ndubueze l. mbah Shaming Men, Performing Power: Female Authority in Zimbabwe and Tanzania on the Eve of Colonial Rule 265 ...

Author: Jan Bender Shetler

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299303942

Category: History

Page: 335

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The elegists, ancient Rome s most introspective poets, filled their works with vivid, first-person accounts of dreams. Emma Scioli examines these varied and visually striking textual dreamscapes, arguing that the poets exploited dynamics of visual representation to share with readers the intensely personal experience of dreaming. "