Knowledge is power. The Resources page on The Zimbabwean Progressive lists some of the empowering media we’re reading and watching, and would recommend to our readers.

We’ll be adding to the collection on a regular basis. Enjoy!

Recommended Books – Non-Fiction:

  • Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, by Julia Angwin, a senior reporter at ProPublica, a New York-based Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, who writes especially about technology’s impact on society.
  • We Should All Be Feminists, by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, by Guyanese academic-activist Walter Rodney.
  • The Betrayal of Africa, by Gerald Caplan, an African scholar, former director of Canada’s New Demcratic Party, and regular panelist on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Power & Politics program.
  • Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, by Zeynep Tufekci, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times.

More stuff coming soon!

Recommended Books – Fiction:

  • Song of Solomon, by Nobel Prize-winning American writer Toni Morrison.
  • Americanah, by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

More stuff coming soon!

Recommended Movies:

  • Gravity, a sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock.

More stuff coming soon!

Recommended Television:

  • Black-ish, an American sitcom starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, broadcast on ABC

More stuff coming soon!

YouTube and other recommendations:

  • The danger of a single story, A TED Talk by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • How to write about Africa, a provocative satirical essay by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, now a YouTube video titled, “How not to write about Africa,” narrated by actor Djimon Hounsou.

More stuff coming soon!

Shameless self-promotion:

More stuff coming soon!

Please free to suggest forward-looking media we can add to the collection.