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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 has been reporting from Africa for 30 years. As a freelance journalist, she has written extensively about the continent's liberation movements as well as its people, cities and belief systems for international newspapers including the Guardian and Sunday Times, and for television channels including the BBC and Nine Network, Australia.Review:
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