Peter Godwin grew up in Rhodesia in the 1960s, dimly aware of the divisions that would lead to civil war. This book tells of the guerilla killings, Godwin's conscription into the army aged 17, and his return to Zimbabwe as a reporter for the "Sunday Times" after studying law in England.
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Vivid and frightening memoir of growing up in Africa
Growing up in Rhodesia in the 1960s, Peter Godwin inhabited a magical and frightening world of leopard-hunting, lepers, witch doctors, snakes and forest fires. But as an adolescent, a conscripted boy-soldier caught in the middle of a vicious civil war, and then as an adult who returned to Zimbabwe as a journalist to cover the bloody transition to majority black rule, he discovered a land stalked by death and danger. "A classic" Sunday Telegraph; "Speaking as a former 'white boy in Africa' myself, I can both testify to and applaud the book's authenticity and Godwin's miraculous recall" William Boyd, Sunday Times; "His memoir of those terrible years is a vividly scary adventure story, as well as a poignant portrait of a bitter moral dilemma" Graham Lord, Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Perennial, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Mukiwa begins in the magnificent mountains of eastern Rhodesia in the 1960s. In the eyes of young Peter Godwin, the land is an endless source of wonder and adventure: of leopard hunting, witch doctors, lepers, and snakes. Then one day he stumbles upon the body of his neighbor, killed by African guerrillas, and this perception is changed forever. Its an unforgettable tale of innocence lost under African skies as we follow Godwin's awakening to the often savage struggle between whites and blacks, his horror when he is forced to fight in a civil war he detests, and his experiences as a journalist covering the country's violent transition to black rule as Rhodesia's colonial era comes to an end and the new state of Zimbabwe is born from its bloody ashes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006097723X
Book Description Perennial, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006097723X