narrativity raised in Joshua Nkomo’s autobiography The Story of My Life. This article demonstrates that in attempting to tell the story of his life, Nkomo found. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo. The Story of My Life (London: Methuen,. ; reprinted by SAPES Books, Harare, ), pp ISBN: Price : Zim. Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo (19 June – 1 July ) was a Zimbabwean politician . In his memoirs, Story of My Life, published in , Nkomo later said, “during that interview, the interviewee had asked about what we used to.

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The Story of My Life London: Zimbabwe’s liberation history from the late s until independence in April is still steeped in controversy and intrigue.

This situation also prevailed in the early years of independence. For this reason mainly, materials published by those that were intimately involved in the events of those days tend to draw substantial interest. However, many of the works coming out are littered with deliberate biases, adopt certain ideological stances or uncritically champion the causes of particular personalities or factions.

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Despite the above limitations, many books on the political history of Zimbabwe have continued to provide some useful perspectives.

An Intelligence Chief on Record: The Great Betrayal and the Dreadful Aftermath all fall into this genre. The publication of Dr. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo’s autobiography, The Story of My Lifewritten while he was in forced exile, arrived at a time of heightened political tension in the country. It, therefore, elicited an excited response.

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However, the government of Zimbabwe immediately banned the distribution of the work in the country. Significantly, Nkomo did not retract his contribution. Nkomo died on 1 st July According to the editor See, Forewordp.

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Ibo Mandaza, this was designed to contribute to the history of African nationalism in particular and that of the liberation struggle in general. What motivated Nkomo to put pen to paper?

Although Nkomo argues that his book “will…make clear what went wrong and why” p. These include a number of interlocking elements which, taken nklmo, explain why Nkomo wrote his book of 23 short chapters and pages.

He only returned to Zimbabwe incompelled by circumstances in order to lead his party to contest the general elections.

Once in exile, Nkomo must have decided, with time on his hands while joshuaa bitter at his situation, to put pen to paper. Secondly, there also must have been economic pressures, as he and an accompanying aide needed to survive in London.

An advance cheque from publishers in such circumstances is not unknown to bring about greater focus to engage in such a pastime. This section of the book highlights a continuing undemocratic link of persecution from the colonial to the xtory era.

Nkomo, The Story Of My Life

This comes out clearly when one considers Chapter 8, titled the “First Exile” pp. Sixty-five per cent of the second segment of live book is made up of materials focussing on Nkomo’s autobiography and his involvement in the liberation struggle.


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