Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

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by Andrew Norman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786416866

ISBN-13: 9780786416868

Pub. Date: 02/08/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Instead of leading his people to the "promised land," Mugabe, the first prime minister of the newly-named Zimbabwe, has amassed a fortune for himself, his family and followers and has presided over the murder, torture and starvation of those who oppose him.

This biography offers some explanations for Mugabe's behavior. With the death of his wife in 1992, a

Overview

Instead of leading his people to the "promised land," Mugabe, the first prime minister of the newly-named Zimbabwe, has amassed a fortune for himself, his family and followers and has presided over the murder, torture and starvation of those who oppose him.

This biography offers some explanations for Mugabe's behavior. With the death of his wife in 1992, a moderating influence was lost, and as the years go by, he continues to show himself intolerant of any opposition as he proceeds toward the creation of a one-party state, even though evidence suggests that his country is in terminal decline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416868
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Preface13
1.Origins of Southern Rhodesia17
2.Mugabe's Early Life35
3.Mugabe's Formative Years47
4.Imprisonment59
5.Freedom and Exile67
6.The Lancaster House Conference75
7.Victory for Mugabe and ZANU-PF89
8.The Land Question101
9.The Movement for Democratic Change115
10.Mugabe Tightens His Grip127
11.Disaster Looms135
12.The Earth Summit and Beyond143
13.Cricket and Coercion153
14.In Perspective: The Phenomenon of Mugabe163
15.Thoughts on Leadership and the Future169
16.Recent Developments173
Notes177
Bibliography181
Index183

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Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who know nothing about Zimbabwe, Norman's book will be informative. Unfortunately, it is also biased and polemical. Granted Robert Mugabe has, in the opinion of most researchers, done little to help his country. But, I think, even his position deserves recognition and consideration. Norman's book does not, and goes so far, in the end, to suggesting assasination. For a more balanced, though similarly critical report see Martin Meredith's 'Our Votes, Our Guns.'