This is a novel about one Godknows Kuzvida who , having grown up in racially segregated Rhodesia, finds himself travelling to the United Kingdom to further his education. Starting on the flight out, he experiences life in which, by and large, his race does not matter. Starting his adult life in a racially intergrated society with mature political instotutions, he has dreams of the Zimbabwe he would like to see at Independence, which comes while he is still outside the country. On his return to his native land, he is disappointed by the attitudes not only of the political class but also of ordinary Zimbabweans towards the meaning of independence. However, he finds out quite quickly that not everyone sees his dream for Zimbabwe, but still finds himself participating in those practices that he has always been against. He ends up in jail from where he reminisces over his life.