Dinner with Mugabe : The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant
This penetrating, timely portrait of Robert Mugabe is the psychobiography of a man whose once-brilliant career has ruined Zimbabwe and cast shame on the African continent. The author'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 the man who had embodied a continent's promise.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 01 Feb 2010
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
Heidi Holland has been a journalist and author for over thirty years. As a freelancer she has written for a wide range of international publications including the London Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune and The Guardian. Other projects have included research for leading British television documentaries. Heidi's previous titles, published by Penguin Books, include The Colour of Murder and From Jo'burg to Jozi. Heidi Holland runs a busy guest house in Melville with an international clientele drawn mainly from professionals working in human rights, development and public health, particularly HIV/Aids activists, as well as international journalists and academics.