Dinner with Mugabe

Dinner with Mugabe : The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant

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This penetrating, timely portrait of Robert Mugabe is the psycho-biography of a man whose once-brilliant career has ruined Zimbabwe and cast shame on the African continent. Heidi Holland's tireless investigation begins with her having dinner with Mugabe, the freedom fighter, and ends in a searching interview with Zimbabwe's president more than 30 years later. The author charts Mugabe's gradual self-destruction, and uncovers the complicity of some of the most respectable international players in the Zimbabwe tragedy. Probing the mystery of Africa's loyalty to one of its worst dictators, Holland explores the contradictions that cloud the life of a man who had embodied the continent's promise.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 28mm | 2,839.47g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0143025570
  • 9780143025573
  • 635,326

About Heidi Holland

Heidi Holland has been reporting from Africa for 30 years. As a freelance journalist, she has written extensively about the continent's liberation movements as well as its people, cities and belief systems for international newspapers including the Guardian and Sunday Times, and for television channels including the BBC and Nine Network, Australia.
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