Contents: History of language politics in Zimbabwe – Language politics in colonial Zimbabwe – Language and politics in the
postcolonial context – Language use in education, media, law and administration – Critique of mainstream discourses on language
and Zimbabwean politics – Language and ethnicity in PF ZAPU and ZANU PF politics – Language and ethnicity in ZANU PF internal
politics – Language and ethnicity in MDC internal politics – Language policy as a site of political contests – Everyday forms
of language-based marginalization – Language and nation building or language and empire building? – National identity and
discourses of exclusion – Language hierarchies and internal colonization – The future of marginalized identities – Strategies
for the maintenance of minority identities – The Zimbabwe case study in global perspective.