Zimbabwe's ruling party is experiencing its most intense economic and political challenge in its 20-year history. This accessible text charts these troubled times, taking the reader inside Robert Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF, and the oppositional movement for democratic change. The author has met with members of both parties, who spoke candidly with him, giving him behind-the-scenes information. The book considers the role of critics and observers - including the role and treatment of the press within Zimbabwe - and the often contradictory responses to Mugabe from the international community. It also looks at the lives of ordinary Zimbabweans living in a collapsing economy. Finally, the text considers the country's future and the challenges that lie ahead.