Tapiwa Madimu is a senior lecturer in the History Department at Rhodes University, South Africa. Prior to this appointment he worked as a lecturer in the History Subject Group at North West University and was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Free State and Rhodes University. He holds a PhD in history from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His areas of research interest are social and economic history, with a particular focus on agricultural, mining, and financial history. He also researches and writes on peacebuilding and marginalized communities in Africa. Tapiwa is a recipient of several research grants, from the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) African Peacebuilding Network (APN), and the American Council of Learned Societies’ (ACLS) African Humanities Program (AHP). He also received the Marginalized Communities Research Grant from the Rhodes African Study Centre. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Southern African Studies, South African Historical Journal, and African Economic History.