Book launch: The Political Life of an Epidemic

book launch simukai chigudu


Monday 10 February, 17:00-18:30

Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB


Book launch: 'The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe' by Professor Simukai Chigudu

Simukai Chigudu is Associate Professor of African Politics at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was awarded the Audrey Richards Prize for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies examined at a UK university. He is the author of several articles in leading academic journals including African Affairs, Critical African Studies, and Health Policy and Planning. He worked as a medical doctor before moving into academia.

‘Written with passion, Chigudu powerfully conveys the lived experience of disease, recognises both the impact and limits of humanitarian efforts, and weaves this into a compelling account of state transformation and the struggle for substantive citizenship in Zimbabwe. It should be required reading across the medical and social sciences.’ JoAnn McGregor, University of Sussex