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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Kenneth Kaunda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has become one of the best known African leaders for a number of reasons: his involvement in the non-aligned movement; his advocacy of "humanism"; his position as a front-line statesman intimately involved with the denouement of the anachronism of white supremacy and the successful emergence of Zimbabwe. The Riddle of Violence, as the name implies, is supposed to be an account of his metamorphosis from an advocate of non-violence in the Gandhian mold to the realization that in the southern African context, the earlier non-violent commitment had become a chimera because the oppressor did not share it. Further, the oppressor couldbe said to have gone against all decency which would facilitate, if not centralize, peaceful resolution of the problem.
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