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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"The most intimate portrait yet produced of Zimbabwe's clever yet brutal leader." -The Economist

With plunging life expectancy, soaring inflation, and unemployment, repression, and starvation fueling a mass exodus, Zimbabwe is a nation in crisis. Its president, Robert Mugabe-once lauded for his heroics as a guerilla leader who fought against white-minority rule in the 1960s- is now seen as the man who ruined the country and cast shame on the African continent. Beginning with a dinner shared with Mugabe the freedom fighter and ending in a searching interview with Mugabe as Zimbabwe's president more than thirty years later, Heidi Holland's incisive and timely investigation charts Mugabe's gradual self- destruction and probes the mystery of Africa's loyalty to one of its worst dictators.

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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

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

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Originally published in 2008, this exposť of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe explores the transformation of Rhodesia into modern-day Zimbabwe just as much as it unfurls its leader's devolution from ... Read full review


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