Publisher: University of California Press (November 14, 1985)
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virtually each anti-colonial fight this century has been led through a military of guerrillas. No such fight has succeeded with no very excessive measure of cooperation among guerrillas and the neighborhood peasantry. yet what does "cooperation" among peasants and guerrillas quite include? What impression does it have at the approach they view the realm for which they fight?In the fight for Zimbabwe (1966-80), thousands of peasants supplied the guerrillas with useful support and help. yet they went a lot additional. through the kingdom ratings of spirit mediums, the non secular leaders of Shona, gave energetic aid to resistance. With their participation, the size of the conflict improved into an miraculous act of collaboration among ancestors and their descendants, the earlier and the current, the residing and the dead.This publication is a close examine of 1 key "operational sector" within the Zambezi valley. It exhibits that to appreciate the that means the warfare and independence have for the folks of Zimbabwe themselves, we needs to bear in mind not just the nationalist guerrillas and politicians, the bearers of weapons, but in addition the mediums of the spirits of the Shona royal ancestors, the bringers of rain.