on 3 December 2013
Back in the '90s after Nick Hornby wrote 'Fever Pitch' a lot of would be football writers jumped on the bandwagon with much readable results. The same has been true of the white experience of growing up in Africa. None, so far (with the exception of Peter Godwin's other writing) has come close to 'Mukiwa'.
He has the ability to put the reader right into the middle of his story whether it be growing up in the Eastern Highlands of Rhodesia, fighting the war in Matabeleland or returning to Zimbabwe.
I have owned this book for 16 years now and probably read it cover to cover three or four times. On many, many more occasions I have idly picked it up off my bookshelf, opened it and randomly read a few pages. An absolute delight!
I could not recommend this book more highly