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

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
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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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Heidi Holland the author was a white Rhodesian who was against the white minority Government. In 1975 she provided dinner for Robert Mugabe who was on the run, at her home. He met with another man and ... Read full review

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Really interesting to read about a country and its history, of which I know very little. Heidi Holland has managed to pull together a lot of different stories from people in Mugabe's sphere, and ... Read full review


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