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These Bones Will Rise Again - Paperback

These Bones Will Rise Again - Paperback


Buy an enhanced paperback copy of Panashe Chigumadzi’s These Bones Will Rise Again, the first in The Indigo Press’s ‘Mood Indigo’ essay series: leading international writers offer personal reflections on the pressing social and political issues of our time. Includes a free postcard.

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I have come to realise that the answers we need won’t come from the places we usually search. Party-political responses cannot tell you enough about my people and what has brought us to this place. In search of those answers, I must cast my eyes from the heights of the Big Men who have created a history that does not know little people, let alone little women, except as cannon fodder.

What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the true spirit of a nation?

In November 2017 the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chimurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from over thirty years of Robert Mugabe’s rule.

In an essay that combines bold reportage, memoir and critical analysis, Zimbabwean novelist and journalist Panashe Chigumadzi reflects on the ‘coup that was not a coup’, the telling of history and manipulation of time and the ancestral spirts of two women – her own grandmother and Mbuya Nehanda, the grandmother of the nation.

These Bones Will Rise Again is the first publication in The Indigo Press's Mood Indigo series - in which leading writers reflect on the pressing social and political issues of our time.