16. “In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership”

On Monday 7 August 2017, the UJ Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted the launch of a book entitled In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership,by Professor Arthur Mutambara (Sapes Books 2017).

Prof Mutambara is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, and current president of the African News Agency (ANA) in Johannesburg.

This is the first of three volumes in a series that traces the leadership thoughts and philosophical disposition of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara over a period of 35 years, as his generation sought to become the transformation it wished to see in Zimbabwe. The trilogy constitutes a fascinating intellectual and political journey by the man who would become Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe at the age of 42. It is a collection of grounded reflections that he expressed over time, as he endeavoured to move, lead and inspire people, while turning strategic thinking into reality through the speed of execution.

Speakers: Professor Arthur Mutambara, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Zimbabwe; and President, African News
Professor David Moore, Head of Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, UJ

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Chinua Achebe Auditorium, 6th Floor, Kingsway Campus Library, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg.


7 August 2017