Summary and Conclusions

  • Christopher Roy Zembe


The book’s conclusions provide a critical perspective showing how imported historical memories of racial superiority, jealousy, mistrust and suspicions undermined the construction of a national identity in Britain. It was this fragmentation of the Zimbabwean community identified in the concluding chapter which triggers the question: Does a Zimbabwean diaspora community exist in Britain?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of HumanitiesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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