SOLD OUT: Senator David Coltart Book Event: The Struggle Continues – The Centre for Independent Studies

SOLD OUT: Senator David Coltart Book Event: The Struggle Continues

We invite you to this exciting book event for The Struggle Continues by Senator David Coltart. We are delighted to announce that this event will be held in Sydney on August 10, with opening remarks from former Prime Minister, John Howard.

“A must read for anyone that is intrigued by Zimbabwean politics and history, but also those interested in the power of our common humanity and the strength that is inside us all.” Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation (USA)

It is set to be the most authoritative book to date of the last sixty years of Zimbabwe’s history: From the obstinate racism of Ian Smith that provoked Rhodesia’s unilateral declaration of independence from Britain in 1965, to the civil war of the 1970s, the Gukurahundi genocide of the 1980s, Robert Mugabe’s war on white landowners, and the struggles waged by the MDC. A key theme throughout the book is the role of political extremists who have consistently subverted Zimbabwe’s chances of realising its true potential.

Speaking at Petra Friday 20 January 2017 (1)Senator David Coltart is one of the most prominent political and human rights figures in Zimbabwe. Born and schooled in Zimbabwe, he trained in law at the University of Cape Town… Over the years, Coltart has been threatened, detained, spuriously prosecuted and has survived several direct attempts on his life. For three decades, Coltart has kept detailed notes and records of all his work, including a meticulous diary of cabinet dealings, the source material for much of his book. Read more

Event Details:

When: Thursday, 10 August 2017

Where: The Centre for Independent Studies, Level 1 131 Macquarie Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Time: 5.45 pm for a 6 pm start. The event will conclude at 7.30 pm

Cost: Registration for this event is free.

To secure your place please book at or call (02) 9438 4377.

If you wish to transfer a booking you must advise the organisers of the name change at your earliest convenience.

For event enquiries please email reception at

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott at

Limited parking is available within the building complex. Online pre-bookings are essential to secure a car spot and discounted parking rate. Please visit the Secure Parking website, select the car park at 131 Macquarie Street and enter the promotion code: CIS10 when making your booking. If you are travelling by train, Martin Place and Circular Quay are the nearest stations to our office, with Wynyard a few minutes further away.