Top positive review
on 9 May 2013
A very personal and compelling memoir of the authors ageing parents struggle to maintain some quality of life and dignity in the country they love deeply which is tragically collapsing around them. The book eloquently and movingly describes the mess that Zimbabwe has descended into all as a result of one megalomaniac and his greedy supporting caste of cronies. One finds it galling that good and decent people like the Godwin's, who've given far more to their country than they have ever taken end up getting such a rough deal whilst immoral and selfish people seem to be getting on just fine. This book shatters the fallacy that the Mugabe regimes hounding of the tiny remnant white population in Zimbabwe has anything to do with improving the lot of the black majority. Godwin's sensible and careful analysis reveals the truth, that things have never been worse for the vast majority of Zimbabweans.