Are We Not Also Men?: The Samkange Family & African Politics in Zimbabwe, 1920-64
This work provides a collective biography of Thompson Samkange and of two of his sons, Sketchley and Stanlake. Thompson Samkange was born in 1893 at the time that his land was being overwhelmed from the South. He was one of the founders of the African press. Stanlake Samkange, Professor of History and writer of historical novels, lived to see the achievement of Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. Terence Ranger has had access to a range of sources, including the archive of Thompson's papers, found in a tin trunk which had been kept amongst rats and damp in a laundry. He also discovered a large body of evidence for the modern history of Methodism in the National Archives. However, much of this book depends on the information gleaned from oral interviews. Zimbabwe: Baobab
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Aaron Jacha African National African National Congress April Association attended August Bantu Congress Bantu Mirror branch Bulawayo Christian Colony December delegates elected Enoch Dumbutshena Enoch Musa Esau Nemapare European evangelists executive farm father February Federation file Congress Garfield Todd girls Grace and Thompson Gwelo Harare Herbert Carter ibid Interview with Stanlake Joshua Nkomo July June Kwenda labour land leaders leadership letter Matabeleland Mawema meeting Methodist Church ministers mission Mzingeli nationalist Native Commissioner Native Conference Native Missionary Conference Ndebele Nyasaland Nyatsime October organisation Party Peter Mackay president Ranger Archives reported Reverend rural Rusike Ruwadzano Salisbury Samkange Archives Samkange family Samkange to Herbert Samkange's Savanhu secretary September Sipambaniso Sketchley Sketchley's South Africa Southern Rhodesia SRNMC Stanlake Samkange Stanlake's strike superintendent Synod T.D. Samkange Tambaram teachers Tennyson Hlabangana Thompson and Grace Thompson Samkange Todd told Trade Unions Vungwi Waddilove Wankie Wesleyan women workers wrote Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Zvimba