The research focuses on Facebook users’ perceptions and attitudes of social media activism
in Zimbabwe. Following a rise in social media campaigns in Zimbabwe, particularly in 2016,
political participation has shifted to social media with a number of people demonstrating
awareness and interest in the national issues. Drawing insights from Critical Discourse
Analysis, this research discusses how the Facebook community responds to this new
dispensation of social media activism. By focusing on the comments posted on Facebook
handle “ThisFlag-IfulegiLeyi-Mureza” in response to a video posted as part of the fight
against state failure in Zimbabwe, the research examines how Facebook users imagine new
leaders in the mould of the Biblical Joshua and share insights on the several aspects which are
deemed to matter as far as changes in the political field are concerned.
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Research, SSA. "The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-rise-of-the-joshua-generation-perspectives-and-attitudes-on-facebook-activism-in-zimbabwe