Sue Onslow

Sue Onslow is Deputy Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study at the University of London. She has written widely on British foreign policy and decolonization, and southern Africa in the Cold War era.

Listed in: African History · Biography, Heads of State




Onslow and Plaut explain Mugabe’s formative experiences as a child and young man; his role as an admired Afro-nationalist leader in the struggle against white settler rule; and his evolution into a political manipulator and survivalist. Finally, they address the coup that forced his resignation after thirty-seven years in power.

Praise for the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series:
“I am a huge fan of Ohio University Press’s Ohio Short Histories of Africa series. I use them to teach my introductory-level African politics students about oppression, resistance, liberation, and corruption, and I recommend the books to anyone who asks as an affordable and accessible introduction to a wide range of topics in African studies.”

Laura Seay, The Washington Post