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House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe [Paperback]

Christina Lamb
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'a compelling portrait of a ruined country.' -- Observer

'she writes with sympathy and concision, and balances the needs of
her twin stories.'
-- Daily Telegraph

From the Back Cover

'Captivating ... It takes great insight and considerable
imaginative powers to describe the unfolding story from both sides, but
this Lamb manages with complete conviction. She is a consummate
storyteller' Sunday Times

One bright morning Nigel Hough, one of the few remaining white farmers in
Mugabe's Zimbabwe, received news he was dreading - a crowd were at the
gates demanding he surrender his home and land. To his horror, his family's
much-loved nanny Aqui was at the head of the violent mob that stole his
homestead and imprisoned him in an outhouse.

By tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui - rich and poor, white
and black, master and maid - through intimate and moving interviews,
Christina Lamb captures not just the source of a terrible conflict, but
also her own conviction that there is still hope for one of Africa's most
beautiful countries.

'A poignant portrait of the virtual destruction of Zimbabwe ... Lamb's
achievement is to use this rich tale of the complex and moving relationship
between the two central characters as a route through Zimbabwe's history'
Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Christina Lamb was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC What The Papers Say awards this year, the second time she has won both of these awards. In 2002, she also won these, along with the Foreign Press Association award for her reporting on the war on terrorism. She has won numerous other awards starting with Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards for her coverage of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1988. Currently roving Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times, she has been a foreign correspondent for almost 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa first for the Financial Times then the Sunday Times. She is the author of the best-selling book The Africa House as well as ‘House of Stone’, ‘Waiting For Allah’. ‘Small Wars Permitting: Despatches from Foreign Lands’, a collection of her reportage, will be published in January.

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