The Solidarity Peace Trust and Weaver Press warmly invite you to join them for the launch of ‘The Hard Road to Reform: The Politics of Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement’, edited by Brian Raftopolous.
Date: Thursday 14 March 2013
Venue: The Book Cafe, 139 Samora Machel, cnr 6th Street
Time: 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Guest Speaker: Professor Mandivamba Rukuni
The defeat of ZANU-PF in the 2008 parliamentary election marked the end of one-party rule in Zimbabwe. The Global Political Agreement signed later that year resulted in a Government of National Unity, and the former ruling party was, for the first time, faced with the reality of sharing power.
The Hard Road to Reform presents a penetrating analysis of developments since the GNU was established, reviewing recent political history from a range of perspectives – political, economic, social and historical, and featuring the best work of Zimbabwe’s young scholars.
As Brian Raftopoulos writes in his Introduction: ‘the book is an attempt to analyse and assess both the hopes and frustrations of the last four years and to confront the harsh challenges that lie ahead’.
- Brian Raftopoulos –An Overview of the GPA: National Conflict, Regional Agony and International Dilemma;
- James Muzondidya – A Critical Review of the Politics of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Parties;
- Gerald Mazarire – ZANU-PF and the Government of National Unity;
- Bertha Chiroro – Responses of Civil Society to the Inclusive Government;
- Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni – The African Union, SADC and the GPA in Zimbabwe;
- Munyaradzi Nyakudya – Zimbabwe’s Relations with the West in the Framework of the GPA;
- Shari Eppel – Repairing a Fractured Nation: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-GPA Zimbabwe