The politics of cholera, crisis and citizenship in urban Zimbabwe: ‘People were dying like flies’

Zimbabwe’s catastrophic cholera outbreak of 2008/09 resulted in an unprecedented 100,000 cases and nearly 5000 deaths. In the aftermath of the epidemic, questions of suffering and death and of rescue, relief, and rehabilitation have persisted in on-going processes of meaning-making through which people come to terms with the epidemic as a ‘man-made’ disaster.

Title: The politics of cholera, crisis and citizenship in urban Zimbabwe: ‘People were dying like flies’
Author: Chigudu, Simukai
Year: 2019
Periodical: African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society (ISSN 1468-2621)
Volume: 118
Issue: 472
Pages: 413-434
Language: English
Geographic term: Zimbabwe
External link: https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/ady068
Abstract: Zimbabwe’s catastrophic cholera outbreak of 2008/09 resulted in an unprecedented 100,000 cases and nearly 5000 deaths. In the aftermath of the epidemic, questions of suffering and death and of rescue, relief, and rehabilitation have persisted in on-going processes of meaning-making through which people come to terms with the epidemic as a ‘man-made’ disaster.