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Thrilling, but shocking read, 1 Mar 2009
An extremely interesting account of Mugabe's landgrab ambitions in Zimbabwe and food for thought for neighbouring South-Africa. The white farms have been reduced from 6000 to 400 between 2000 and 2008 causing Zimbabwe's subsequent freefall and ultimate chaos...At 85 Mugabe is still talking about continuing the land reforms whilst more than half its people are starving.
Zimbabwe's recent history is interlaced with questions about Peter's Jewish family history and about "belonging"...as a white amongst the blacks, as a Jew amongst the whites and as a immigrant in New york. A poignant question for so many of us in this increasingly globalised world where identity is often fused, lost, forgotten and retraced.
A highly recommended book.