The politics of language and nation building in Zimbabwe
PublisherTaylor & Francis, http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
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Finex Ndhlovu’s The politics of language and nation building in Zimbabwe is a product of his doctoral research project. The book, which is a welcome contribution to scholarly debates on nation building in multilingual and multicultural contexts, comprises seven chapters: Chapter one (Introduction), Chapter two (The history of language politics in Zimbabwe), Chapter three (The languages of Zimbabwe), Chapter four (Language and ethnicity in Zimbabwean polilitics), Chapter five (The politics of language: Nation building or empire building?), Chapter six (Language policy, hegemony and internal colonization) and Chapter seven (The Zimbabwean case study in global perspective). The book is supported by two informative appendices, i.e. Appendix A (list of interviewees arranged by category of participants) and Appendix B (guiding questions for oral interviews).