440pp., paperback, Harare, 2020
Contributors include Anyway Chingwete, Tabani Moyo, Stephen Ndoma, Pedzisai Ruhanya and Nhlanhla Ngwenya.
"... a must-read for those who truly care about this country and would like to understand how a nation that held so much hope at independence could decline so dramatically." Godfrey Kanyenze, Director, Labour & Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe
"... demonstrates that the long-suffering country has experienced less a fresh start than the consolidation of a militarized party-state, along with the depredations implied by continuity with a troubled past. Sobering stuff." Michael Bratton, Michigan State University
"... one of the most valuable contributions to the literature of this unhappy country for a long time. ... commands the attention of all those who want to understand the realities of what it means for a country to be classified as a "fragile state." Roger Southall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand
Eldred V. Masunungure teaches Public Policy and Political Theory in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Zimbabwe. He is the editor of Defying the Winds of Change: Zimbabwe's 2008 elections (2009) and co-editor of Zimbabwe: mired in transition (2012). He is the Director of the Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare.