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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

A Memoir Of Africa

By Peter Godwin, 1957-

After his father's heart attack in 1984, Peter Godwin began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the
jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable lifestyle had been shattered and millions were fleeing, his parents refuse to leave, steadfast in their allegiance to the failed state that has been their adopted home for 50 years.
Then Godwin discovered a shocking family secret that helped explain their loyalty. Africa was his father's sanctuary from another identity, another world.
WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN is a stirring memoir of the disintegration of a family set against the collapse of a country. But it is also a vivid portrait of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.

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2007

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0316158941


Format: Book
Author: Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Title: When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa / Peter Godwin.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Subject: Godwin, Peter, 1957- Godwin, Peter, 1957- -- Family. Godwin, Peter, 1957- -- Travel -- Africa, Southern. Family secrets -- Zimbabwe -- Case studies. Fathers and sons -- Zimbabwe -- Case studies. Whites -- Zimbabwe -- Biography. Journalists -- Biography Zimbabwe -- History -- 1980- -- Biography. Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Biography. Africa, Southern -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0316158941 9780316158947
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Call Number: B Godwin
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Format: Book
Author: Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Title: When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa / Peter Godwin.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
Description: 344 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Subjects: Godwin, Peter, 1957- -- Family.
Subjects: Godwin, Peter, 1957- -- Travel -- Africa, Southern.
Subjects: Family secrets -- Zimbabwe -- Case studies.
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Zimbabwe -- Case studies.
Subjects: Whites -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.
Subjects: Journalists -- Biography
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- History -- 1980- -- Biography.
Subjects: Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Biography.
Subjects: Africa, Southern -- Description and travel
Notes: Originally published: South Africa : Picador Africa, 2006.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2006027973
ISBN: 0316158941
ISBN: 9780316158947
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Godwin