The 3rd edition of African Nationalism, the seminal book written by the late Ndabaningi Sithole is set to be released on Independence Day (April 18th).
The book was first published in 1959, and was republished in 1968 while he was imprisoned by the Rhodesian government. African Nationalism inspired an entire generation of liberation fighters in the 1960s and 1970s both in and outside of Zimbabwe to fight for their freedom and is required reading in many African history courses globally, today.
In his review of the book, H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, states that “The book provides an indubitable contribution to the understanding of nationalism, the theory and practice of politics and the ideological parameters for Africa.
The publication of the book was a timely intervention not only in the African political discourse, but to the intellectual tradition, as well as it is today.” H.E. Raila Odinga, EGH (former Prime Minister of Kenya) further affirms that “In the 21st Century and with Africa agreed to be rising, this book must be a source of reflection on how we use experiences and expectations of the past to shape Africa’s future, to ensure Africa uses its new status to cement its place indelibly as an equal member of the community of nations in this century and beyond.”
According to Retired Bishop Chad Gandiya, the Chairperson of the Ndabaningi Sithole Foundation (the “Foundation”) which is the publisher of the book, “African Nationalism represents the first of Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole’s 12 books that the Foundation is set to republish over the next few years.
African Nationalism is an important body of work for Zimbabweans and Africans to read, especially the younger generations, as it contextualizes the difficult journey that Africa faced to get its independence, which helps us appreciate the work that still needs to be done to get to where Africa logically should be by now.”
The book shall be available on Amazon.com and in bookshops in Zimbabwe from April 18th.
For more information about the Ndabaningi Sithole Foundation please visit – www.sithole.org
For more information on the book African Nationalism, please visit www.africannationalism.com
To contact the Foundation:
Maka – 077-231-4380
Panganai – 078-421-9638