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Peter Godwin's third heartfelt Zimbabwe memoir,
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This review is from: The Fear: The Last Days of Robert Mugabe (Hardcover)As a Zimbabwean, I feel keenly the heartbreaking tragedy that has unfolded there since independence.
After a violent civil war, it has transpired that both sides fought and died for nothing. The people of Zimbabwe are perhaps more downtrodden than at any time.
In this book, the third of his Zimbabwe memoirs, Godwin chronicles the period from 2007-9. Here, we see the appalling violence of the 2008 election and the short-lived hope of the 'united' government, as this beautiful country and its people seem to slip into a black hole.
As before, Godwin blends his own Zimbabwean story with topical current affairs to provide what is perhaps the best idea out there for Zimbabweans in exile of what is happening to their country.
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Initial post: 26 May 2011 20:20:45 BDT
I. A. MacRae says:
"The people of Zimbabwe are perhaps more downtrodden than at any time." Perhaps !!!???
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 15:26:03 GMT
A Customer says:
Yes. In the past, the people had food, jobs and they were not being mass murdered. They were not walking through the Kruger Park to escape to South Africa and facing the lions, hyenas, leopards and many animals that have killed so many of them.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 16:08:14 GMT
C. Matthews says:
Clearly, you too feel the unbearable sadness at what has befallen our country. Thanks for your post
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