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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Review: Dinner With Mugabe: The Untold Story Of A Freedom Fighter Who Became A Tyrant

User Review  - Francisco - Goodreads

A rather interesting collection of relevant anecdotes and interviews, purportedly borne out by Holland's wider research. Could do with the culling of some repetitive parts but nonetheless worth the read. Read full review

Review: Dinner With Mugabe: The Untold Story Of A Freedom Fighter Who Became A Tyrant

User Review  - Natashaseymour1990 - Goodreads

It is not often that I have my mind completely changed about a person, especially the dictator of my home country. A detailed re-count of Mugabe's life and the private and confidential tit-bits that ... Read full review

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One Brother in the background
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Three The prisoners friend
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Four Comrades in arms
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