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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User Review  - Sonja Deneve - Goodreads

Remarkable insight in the evolution of Mugabe's managing (sic!) Zimbabwe. Read full review

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

User Review  - Leo Passaportis - Goodreads

The real value in this book is in the comprehensive selection of interview material which the author has collected through dedicated research, patience and dogged determination. HH travels between ... 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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