Extract from review by Peter Limb (Michigan State University) in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol XXXIV/1/2008 p.15:
"An important book belied by its small size, this (rather too) concise book unravels the gendered nature of conservative Zulu politics to open up new research questions and, if it fails to fully address all these, lays down a foundation for future researchers. Aimed at a wider audience than just South Africanists, Thembisa Waetjen originally shows how gender, violence and class helped dragoon Zulu men into an archaic, violent, anti-communist Zulu ethnic nationalism in the 1970s-80s."
Robert Morrell, University of KwaZulu-Natal
"Waetjen re-examines the recent history of the region, reviews the literature amd comes up with a compelling explanation for Inkatha's brand of politics which significantly expands our understanding of the region's history"
Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London
"Waetjen brings together an historically informed account of KwaZulu-Natal's political economy and shows how the use of 'the lens of gender' together with an understanding of the political economy can alter the way we see the world."