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The Fear

Robert Mugabe And The Martyrdom Of Zimbabwe

By Peter Godwin, 1957-

Journalist Peter Godwin has covered wars. As a soldier, he's fought them. But nothing prepared him for the surreal mix of desperation and hope he encountered when he returned to Zimbabwe, his broken homeland.

Godwin arrived as Robert Mugabe, the country's dictator for 30 years, has finally lost an election. Mugabe's tenure has left Zimbabwe with the world's highest rate of inflation and the shortest life span. Instead of conceding power, Mugabe launched a brutal campaign of terror against his own citizens. With foreign correspondents banned, and he himself there illegally, Godwin was one of the few observers to bear witness to this period the locals call The Fear. He saw torture bases and the burning villages but was most awed as an observer of not only simple acts of kindness but also churchmen and diplomats putting their own lives on the line to try to stop the carnage.

THE FEAR is a book about the astonishing courage and resilience of a people, armed with nothing but a desire to be free, who challenged a violent dictatorship. It is also the deeply personal and ultimately uplifting story of a man trying to make sense of the country he can't recognize as home.

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

031605173X


Format: Book
Author: Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Summary: A journalist recounts his return to his home country of Zimbabwe during "The Fear," a period during which dictator Robert Mugabe, refusing to concede his power after losing an election, waged a campaign of terror against his own people.
Title: The fear : Robert Mugabe and the martyrdom of Zimbabwe / Peter Godwin.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Subject: Mugabe, Robert Gabriel, 1924- Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980- Zimbabwe -- Economic conditions -- 1980- Zimbabwe -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Isbn: 031605173X 9780316051736
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Call Number: 968.91051 God
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Bib Id: 356354

Format: Book
Author: Godwin, Peter, 1957-
Summary: A journalist recounts his return to his home country of Zimbabwe during "The Fear," a period during which dictator Robert Mugabe, refusing to concede his power after losing an election, waged a campaign of terror against his own people.
Title: The fear : Robert Mugabe and the martyrdom of Zimbabwe / Peter Godwin.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Description: 371 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Mugabe, Robert Gabriel, 1924-
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Economic conditions -- 1980-
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2010041557
ISBN: 031605173X
ISBN: 9780316051736
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 968.91051 God