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The author shares his experiences as a white child growing up in an African colony rapidly collapsing into chaos, in a memoir of Africa seen through the eyes of a child as a magical, frightening place and then through the haunted eyes of an adolescent soldier.
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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
The award-winning memoir of a white boy growing up in Rhodesia as it went through a bloody transition to majority rule
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Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11087113621X
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000181936
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-087113621x
Book Description Brand: Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 087113621X_abe_bn
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-087113621X