Tatenda was awarded a 2016 Richter scholarship to examine the question of the historical production and reproduction of a national ‘Zimbabwean’ identity as an ongoing and highly contested process. He will discuss the concepts of narrow nationalism, blackness and whiteness and their impact on the notion of being a Zimbabwean. It posits that intellectual considerations of the making of Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans must begin from acknowledgement of the plural constitution of nationhood.
Mentor: Sarah Lischer, Politics and International Affairs
Categories: Richter Scholarship Program