Our research day is a dynamic overview of research into Zimbabwe and is but once a year looking at fascinating current developments. This year we have called the programme:
Youth and Experience – Generation to Generation in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora `
Saturday 16 June 2018, 9.00am – 5.30pm (doors open from 8.30am)St. Antony’s College, Nissan Theatre, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
In partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre. Here is the latest update
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Download the BZS_RD17_programme_updated 12Jun17 – Also please download the biographies as we have an impressive line up on saturday. BZS RD17_speaker bios_promotional
Still a few days to register to attend on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staying-alive-in-zimbabwe-tickets-33048520013 and you can also register on the day.
A reminder that the Research Day programme includes a book launch by Marieke Clarke and our guest speaker Pathisa Nyathi, of their biography of Welshman Mabhena, published in Zimbabwe last year and now available in the UK through African Books Collective. Marieke and Pathisa will be signing copies and the book will be on sale from the bookstall during the refreshment and lunch breaks on Saturday.
“Welshman Hadane Mabhena: A voice for Matabeleland” was written by Marieke Faber Clarke with Pathisa Nyathi and published by Amagugu Publishers, Bulawayo, September 2016. The book is distributed in the UK by African Books Collective.
Welshman Mabhena was an iconic figure in the Zimbabwean nationalist struggle. Of noble origin, he faced humiliation, threats to his life,detention and imprisonment under appalling conditions and for many years. But he remained loyal to the ideals of the nationalist struggle that he sacrificed
precious time to achieve. Elected Secretary-General of ZAPU in 1985, Welshman Mabhena was one of the architects of the Unity Accord of 1987. He was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament and became ZANU-PF Matabeleland North Provincial Chairman. In 1992 he was made Governor of Matabeleland North. His tenure of office was not renewed by the head of state and Welshman Mabhena was dismissed from
the role of Governor in 2000. He died at home in 2010 and is buried in Bulawayo.