From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?
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Tracing recent bouts of globalised Mugabephobia to Robert Mugabe’s refusal to be neoimperially penetrated, this book juxtaposes economic liberalisation with the mounting liberalisation of African orifices. Reading land repossession and economic structural adjustment programmes together with what they call neoimperial structural adjustment of African orifices, the authors argue that there has been liberalisation of African orifices in a context where Africans are ironically prevented from repossessing their material resources. Juxtaposing recent bouts of Mugabephobia with discourses on homophobia, the book asks why empire prefers liberalising African orifices rather than attending to African demands for restitution, restoration and reparations. Noting that empire opposes African sovereignty, autonomy, and centralisation of power while paradoxically promoting transnational corporations’ centralisation of power over African economies, the book challenges contemporary discourses about shared sovereignty, distributed governance, heterarchy, heteronomy and onticology. Arguing that colonialists similarly denied Africans of their human essence, the tome problematises queer sexualities, homosexuality, ecosexuality, cybersexuality and humanoid robotic sexuality all of which complicate supposedly fundamental distinctions between human beings and animals and machines.
Provocatively questioning queer sexuality and liberalised orifices that serve to divert African attention from the more serious unfinished business of repossessing material resources, the book insightfully compares Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Thomas Sankara and Julius Kambarage Nyerere who emphasised the imperatives of African autonomy, ownership, control and sovereignty over natural resources. Observing Africans’ interest in repossessing ownership and control over their resources, the book wonders why so much, queer, international attention is focused on foisting queer sexuality while downplaying more burning issues of resource repossession, human dignity, equality and equity craved by Africans for whom life is not confined to sexuality. With insights for scholars in sociology, development studies, law, politics, African studies, anthropology, transformation, decolonisation and decoloniality, the book argues that liberal democracy is a façade in a world that is actually ruled through criminocracy.

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with the mounting liberalisation of African orifices. Reading land repossession
neoimperial structural adjustment of African orifices, the authors argue that there has been liberalisation of African orifices in a context where Africans are ironically prevented from repossessing their material resources. Juxtaposing
asks why empire prefers liberalising African orifices rather than attending to African demands for restitution, restoration and reparations. Noting that
onticology. Arguing that colonialists similarly denied Africans of their human
machines. Provocatively questioning queer sexuality and liberalised orifices that serve to divert African attention from the more serious unfinished business of
Mugabe, Thomas Sankara and Julius Kambarage Nyerere who emphasised
natural resources. Observing Africans’ interest in repossessing ownership and
Africans for whom life is not confined to sexuality. With insights for scholars
democracy is a façade in a world that is actually ruled through criminocracy.
ARTWELL NHEMACHENA holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. He has lectured at a number of universities in Zimbabwe. He lectures in Sociology at the University of Namibia.
TAPIWA VICTOR WARIKANDWA holds a PhD in Laws from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Namibia.
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From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms?Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices
EDITEDBY Artwell Nhemachena & Tapiwa V. Warikandwa
From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices Edited by Artwell Nhemachena & Tapiwa V. Warikandwa L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
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List of Contributors Artwell Nhemachenaholds a PhD in Social Anthropology; MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology, BSc Honours Degree in Sociology. In addition to having a good mix of social science and law courses in his undergraduate studies, he also has a Certificate in Law. He has lectured in Zimbabwe before pursuing his PhD studies in South Africa. His current areas of research interest are Knowledge Studies; Development Studies; Environment; Resilience; Food Security and Food Sovereignty; Industrial Sociology; Sociology and Social Anthropology of Conflict and Peace; Transformation; Sociology and Social Anthropology of Science and Technology Studies, Democracy and Governance; Relational Ontologies; Decoloniality and Anthropological/Sociological Jurisprudence. He has published over 80 book chapters and journal articles in accredited and peer-reviewed platforms. Nhemachena has also published over ten authored/co-authored books including the following:Grid-locked African Economic Sovereignty: Decolonising the Neo-Imperial Socio-Economic and Legal Force-fields st in the 21 Century. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2019);Displacement, Elimination and Replacement of Indigenous People: Putting into Perspective Land Ownership and Ancestry in Decolonising Contemporary Zimbabwe. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2019);Relationality and Resilience in a Not So Relational World? Knowledge, Chivanhu and (De-)Coloniality st in 21 Century Conflict-Torn Zimbabwe. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG; (2017)Africa at st the Crossroads: Theorising Fundamentalism and Fetishism in the 21 Century. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG; (2017)Mining Africa: Law, Environment, Society and Politics in Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG; (2017)Death of a Discipline? Reflections of the History, State and Future of Social Anthropology in Zimbabwe. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2017);GMOs, Consumerism and the Global st Politics of Biotechnology: Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities in Africa’s 21 Century. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2017);Transnational Land Grabs and Restitution in an Age of the (De-)Militarised New Scramble for Africa: A Pan African Socio-Legal Perspective.Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2017);Decolonisation of Materialities or Materialisation of (Re-)Colonisation? Symbolisms, Languages, Ecocriticism and st (Non)Representationalism in 21 Century Africa. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2018); Social and Legal Theory in the Age of Decoloniality: (Re-)Envisioning Pan-African st Jurisprudence in the 21 Century. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2018);Rethinking Securities in an Emergent Technoscientific New World Order: Retracing the Contours for Africa’s Hi-Jacked Futures. Bamenda: Langaa RPCIG (2018);Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics: What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa?Bamenda: Langaa Publishers (2016). He is an active member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).Artwell Nhemachena is also a Research Fellow of the University of South Africa.
Tapiwa Victor Warikandwaholds a Doctor of Laws in International Trade Law. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Namibia. He specialises in International Trade Law, Labour Law, Indigenisation Laws, Mining Law and Constitutional Law amongst other disciplines. Prior to coming to Namibia, Dr. Warikandwa worked as a legal officer and later legal advisor in the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare in Zimbabwe. Key amongst his duties was legal drafting. Dr Warikandwa worked with the law reviser of the Ministry of Justice in Zimbabwe in reviewing laws administered by the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare. Dr Warikandwa also completed an ordinary and advanced training in Labour Law Making at the International Labour Organization’s International Training Centre in Turin Italy. On numerous occasions, Dr. Warikandwa was actively involved in the activities of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation on behalf of the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare. Dr. Warikandwa has since written books on labour law and women’s rights in South Africa and Namibia amongst others, as well as publishing articles in accredited peer reviewed journals such as Law, Development and Democracy, Speculum Juris, Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Comparative International Law Journal for Southern Africa and the African Journal of International and Comparative Law, amongst others. He was also a Post-doctoral Fellow and has worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Dr Warikandwa studied for his Bachelor of Laws, Master’s degree and Doctoral degree at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. He currently is the Advisory Editor of the Namibian Law Journal and the Managing Editor of the SADC Law Journal. Ruby Magosvongwewho holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cape Town, is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Zimbabwe, where she is the current Chairperson. Since April 2017, Prof Magosvongwe has been the Acting Editor-in-Chief ofZambezia, University of Zimbabwe’s Humanities Journal. Prof Magosvongwe is also currently an Academic Researcher with the Department of English Studies, UNISA. She has also been influential in growing and nurturing talent in the Arts through the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe where she is currently a Board member. In addition, she has been involved with the Cover-to-Cover National Writing Competitions that seek to unearth and grow the creativity of young Zimbabweans before their University studies. Furthermore, Prof Magosvongwe has been a member of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association Executive Board between 2009 and 2013 at which point she took over as Deputy and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association General Council to date. Ruby Magosvongwe was also Acting Director: Information and Public Relations in the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the
University of Zimbabwe between November 2008 and April 2010. In addition to being a published writer, Prof Magosvongwe has published academic articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed books respectively. She compiled and co-editedAfrica’s Intangible Heritage and Land: Emerging Perspectives(2016) andDialoguing Land and Indigenisation in Zimbabwe and Other Developing Countries: Emerging perspectivesboth published by (2015), University of Zimbabwe Publications. She also co-editedRe-discoursing Africana Womanism (2012);African Womanhood in Zimbabwean Literature: New Critical Perspectives on Women’s Literature in African Languages (2006). Refusing to be pigeonholed, her research interests are inter- and transdisciplinary with her primary focus on Literature and Land, Literature and Gender, English Literature, African Literature, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. Robert Matikitia lecturer in Systematic Theology at Christ College of is Zimbabwe. He is a holder of an Honours Degree in Religious Studies (1990), Masters Degree in Systematic Theology (1992), Graduate Certificate in Education (1994) all with the University of Zimbabwe, and a National Diploma in Computer Studies with Masvingo Polytechnic. He is also a holder of a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Zimbabwe. The title of his PhD thesis isChristian Theological Perspectives on Political Violence in Zimbabwe: The Case of The United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe.His PhD thesis addresses the challenges of political violence in Zimbabwe. The thesis’ interests hone in on political dimensions affecting humanity. He previously taught Political Theology and African Theology at Masvingo State University, Zimbabwe Open University and University of Zimbabwe for many years. He is the author of a number of articles and the recent booksChristian Faith and Cultural JusticeandTheology and Political Violence: The Church at The Devil’s Throne in Zimbabwe?Matikiti’s research interests include transitional justice, ecology, human rights and social development. He is a board member of the Zimbabwe Combined Residents and Rate Payers Association (ZICORRA). Mbanje Bowden Bolt Chengetaiis a lecturer at Bindura University of Science Education; Faculty of Social Sciences in the Department of Peace and Governance. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. His research is on participatory development with special focus on a comparative analysis of the way in which participatory approaches are used by indigenous trusts and mainstream development NGOs in Zimbabwe. He holds a Master of Science in International Relations Degree (University of Zimbabwe); Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Political Science (University of Zimbabwe); Bachelor’s Degree in Technology: Education Management (Technikon,
Pretoria); Diploma in Classroom Text and Discourse (University College of Distance Education – University of Zimbabwe) and a Certificate of Education (University of Zimbabwe). His Research interests are international relations, political science, development studies with a bias towards participatory development, strategic studies, security sector reforms, civil military relations, nuclear proliferation, western political philosophy and African political ideas. He also contributed various articles on Zimbabwean politics, Pan-Africanism, international politics, diplomacy, liberation movements and liberalism in the Zimbabwean public media,The Herald.Mahuku Darlington Ngoniis a lecturer at Bindura University of Science Education; Faculty of Social Sciences in the Department of Peace and Governance. He is a holder of a Doctorate Degree (PhD), Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a holder of a Bachelor of Arts General Degree (History and Economic History) from the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are international relations and political science with a bias towards civil military relations, diplomacy, political philosophy and African political ideas, Pan Africanism, international politics, nuclear proliferation and liberation movements. He also contributed various articles on Zimbabwean politics, Pan-Africanism, international politics, diplomacy, liberation movements and liberalism in the Zimbabwean public media,The Herald.Panganai Kahunijoined the liberation struggle in October 1976. He did his initial guerrilla training at Chimoio which was a training and administration base. He briefly operated in Manicaland Province in 1977 between February and March. He was then sent to Tanzania where he trained at Nachingweya and subsequently was selected as an instructor. He was part of the training team for two intakes of recruit groups and also trained two intakes that specialised in communication.In 1979 he went to Foxtrot Assembly point in Buhera where he was later selected to be part of the pioneer group that formed the ZNA in 1980 in March. In 1981 he was again a pioneer trainee on the first Regular officer Cadet Course. He rose through ranks to the current rank of Colonel. He participated in the Mozambiquean and DRC campaigns. In 1994-95 he was sent to Rwanda as a military observer and was part of the UN mission in Rwanda (UNMIR).He holds two diplomas; one in Defence and Security Studies and the other in General Management. He is a holder of a Masters in Business Administration from Midlands State University. He completed his PhD studies with the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. His thesis title was:The Security Sector Reform Debate in Post-Colonial Africa South of the Sahara: A Critical
Ethical Investigation using the Concepts of Sovereignty and Anarchy.is presently He employed as the Deputy Commandant SADC Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre (RPTC) headquartered in Harare. His research interest is in Security Sector Reform, African Politics, Terrorism, Peace Building, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management. His research in these areas is guided by the ethical need for Africa to institute home grown strategies for sustainable human security. Collins Nhenguis a lecturer in Religion and Ethics at Goshen Bible Institute in Harare. He is a PhD student at University of KwaZulu Natal. The title of his thesis isA Theological Exposition of the Interface between the Ministry of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Experience of Civil Rights in Murewa District in Zimbabwe(2000-2018). The thesis interrogates the interaction between Faith-Based Organisations and political players in Zimbabwe. It zeros in on the issues that relate to the Ministry of The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) in human rights issues in Zimbabwe. His line of research is mainly about church state relations in Zimbabwe. He is deeply committed to the idea of the church being involved in the political arena in Zimbabwe. The church has been taking a backstage and there is need for the church to be the light of the world. It is this that led Nhengu to advance his education to the PhD level as a way of contributing to the body of knowledge in this regard. He is a holder of a Diploma in Theology from Goshen Bible Institute, Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). He holds a Bachelor of Arts General Degree in Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts Special Honours Degree in Political Theology and Master’s Degree in Political Theology from the University of Zimbabwe. He lectured at Goshen Bible Institute, Living Waters Theological Seminary. Collins Nhengu was Registrar at National Education College, a teacher of Old Testament Studies as well as New Testament survey. His desire is to see the church being the pillar of human rights in Zimbabwe. Collins Nhengu is also an associate pastor of a fast growing church in the city of Harare that teaches the authority of Word of God. Maxmillian Julius Chuhilaholds a PhD from the University of Warwick. He is a lecturer of history at the University of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. Before being promoted to the current position he studied Bachelor of Arts with Education after which he was recruited as a tutorial assistant in the Department of History. He underwent postgraduate training, taking Master of Arts in History where he specialised in environmental history focusing on rural transformations and agrarian change. The coursework for the MA History covered wide ranging themes including disease and healing, history methods, political economy and environmental histories to mention a few. On the other
hand, the MA dissertation examined the impact of agrarian practices on the quality of the environment and how it impacted on agricultural productivity in part of Iringa District – Southern Highlands of Tanzania. It further analysed how TanzanianUjamaapolicy impacted on rural sector performance in the postcolonial period as a contrast with colonial rural modernisation campaigns. Both the BA and MA were obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam. After completion of MA studies, he was admitted for PhD study at the University of Warwick – United Kingdom. He graduated with a PhD in 2016. The PhD thesis examines the dynamics of socio-cultural practices and economic forces in determining expansion of arable land and settlement on the slopes of Kilimanjaro – Northeastern Tanzania. It indicates that socio-cultural practices are important as the economic forces in influencing land use change. The author has special interest to work on environmental histories, urban spaces, theory and methods of history and rural transformations within which he researches and writes. His current publications include: ‘Who writes and reads African history and why? Locating African voices in the twenty-first century, from 1960 to the present’, and ‘Socio-economic and cultural practices of land tenure systems on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania’ (forthcoming). Lameck Gonzoa lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of is Zimbabwe where he teaches Communication Skills for Academic and Professional Purposes courses to undergraduate students. He also teaches critical discourse analysis to postgraduate students. He obtained his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the same University. Currently he is studying for a PhD in Applied Language Studies with Rhodes University in South Africa. As a student at Rhodes University, he participated in the project for the construction of a corpus of South African English. His research interests include: tourism discourse, political discourse and media discourse - utilising the tools of CDA and corpus linguistics. Eve. Z. Nyembais a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies. She lectures on Foreign Policy Analysis, Diplomacy and Theories of International Relations. She is a holder of a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours Degree in Politics and Administration. Her research interests are in the areas of gender, feminism, governance, foreign policy, international peace and security. She has published in peer reviewed journals focusing on promoting women participation in politics and fostering gender equality in Zimbabwean politics.The Effects of the Global Political Agreement on Women’s Participation in Zimbabwean Politics and The Relationship between Democracy and Women Participation are among her publications on gender and politics. Eve has jointly published
two books with Lawrence Mhandara in international peace and security entitled, Forced Democracy in the Middle East: The Case of IraqandThe Middle East Question: Exploring the Interest – Conflict Nexusin 2013. She presented at the conference on "India in Africa: New Frontiers in South-South Relations on the topic;India’s Trade and Investment Engagement with Zimbabwe: Prospects for Growth and Partnership in a Globalised International Systemin Tanzania in 2013.The paper has since been published in the International Journal of Research in Social Sciences. Another Journal article co-authored by Eve Nyemba isDebating China’s New Role in Africa’s New Political Economypublished in the China Monitor (2013). The article was a collaboration with Lawrence Mhandara and Charity Manyeruke. Eve publishedZimbabwe’s Post – Independence Foreign Policy Trajectory in a Transforming International System in 2015. The publication is hosted on the Geopolitical Economy Research Group website. Eve is currently studying towards a PhD in Politics and International Relations with the University of Johannesburg. Dean Trust Moyoa Zimbabwean. He is an ordained pastor in the is Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ) and has risen to the position of a Dean. He worked in various parishes and capacities in the ELCZ. He was a pastor in charge in the following parishes: Chingezi parish 1993-1994, Mutare 1995-1998, Chegato January to July 1999 and Harare North 2002-June 2004. He worked as National Youth Director from July, 2004 to December 2005 and as a Dean of Mufudzi Wakanaka Deanery of the ELCZ-Eastern Diocese from January 2006 to 2015 December. He also served as a member of the ELCZ Ministerial Board for eight years and nine years as member of the Church Council. Currently Dean Trust Moyo is a chaplain at Chegato High School, the leading high school within the ELCZ. Other responsibilities, Dean Trust Moyo served as Manicaland Provincial Vice chairperson of Christian Care and United Theological College Council Chairperson. He was awarded a Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies in 1992 by United Theological College and the University of Zimbabwe. Dean Trust Moyo was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity by Africa University in 2002, a Bachelor of Arts Special Honours in Religious Studies by the University of Zimbabwe in 2005, a Master of Theology by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in April 2018 and a Post-graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education by the Great Zimbabwe University in October 2018. Currently he is a PhD candidate with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Theobald Frank Theodoryis a social scientist focusing on Environment and Natural Resources Management. He has a PhD in Geography (Climate Change) from the University of Bonn, Germany. He is a registered environmental expert by National Environmental Management Committee (NEMC) of Tanzania to carryout Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environment Auditing