David Blair Degrees in Violence

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Degrees in Violence

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Robert Mugabe is a unique figure among African leaders. Having led the struggle against colonial rule, he has held office uninterruptedly since independence. Now, after 21 years of dominance, Mugabe is waging a bitter struggle to hold power against an opposition born from the spiralling economic and social collapse of Zimbabwe. David Blair, The Foreign Press Association Young Journalist of the Year, was forced to leave Zimbabwe in June 2001 as Robert Mugabe's government sought to silence the media. He left a country in turmoil, gripped by a ferocious battle for power. This book tells the story of Zimbabwe from the hopeful era of new independence to the present reality of petrol queues, food riots and a terror campaign waged by Mugabe supporters. From white farmers who live as if the colonial rule had never ended, to a paraniod government and its often inept oppostion, Blair exposes the incompetence and folly that have led to the crisis in Zimbabwe.

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David Blair was Zimbabwe correspondent of the Daily Telegraph before being forced to leave by the Mugabe government in June 2001. Winner of the 2001 Young Journalist of the Year award.

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"A dramatic eyewitness account of the recent land invasions...a superb chronicle of a campaign" -- The Jerusalem Post, March 15, 2002

"Blair’s book is the vibrant storytelling of a newspaper journalist who finds himself in the middle of an astonishing story." -- New Statesman, March 11, 2002

"Read Degrees in Violence for its often fascinating reportage of events during a crucial two year period." -- Scotland on Sunday, March 17, 2002

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