Peter Godwin Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

ISBN 13: 9780330450102

Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa

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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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In Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa, Peter Godwin, a journalist for the London Sunday Times, recalls his privileged childhood growing up in white-ruled Rhodesia, his unwitting participation in the savage status quo and his later efforts to support a black-ruled Zimbabwe. After being drafted by the army to suppress black unrest, he escaped to England and attended university. Upon his return, he found a country rife with ethnic conflict, anger and shame, yet risked his life to expose numerous injustices before he was forced to flee the country. Later, as a journalist, he witnessed not only the government's massacres of ethnic minorities but the gradual settlement into peace.

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Peter Godwin, an award-winning journalist, lives in London.

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Verlag: Pan Macmillan Jan 2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0330450107 ISBN 13: 9780330450102
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Buchbeschreibung Pan Macmillan Jan 2007, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 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. As an adolescent, a conscript 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 rule, he discovered a land stalked by death and danger. 432 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780330450102

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