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Unabridged   11 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/27/2019


A White Boy in Africa

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570621
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570638


The author shares his experiences as a white child growing up in an African colony rapidly collapsing into chaos, in a memoir of Africa seen through the eyes of a child as a magical, frightening place and then through the haunted eyes of an adolescent soldier.

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Product Description

Rhodesia, 1964: a small boy witnesses the death of his neighbor, murdered by guerrillas—it is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa. In Mukiwa, Peter Godwin, the witness to that murder, has written "a classic of its genre" (Sunday Telegraph), a vivid and moving account of growing up in a colony rapidly collapsing into chaos.

In unforgettable tales of innocence lost under African skies, we follow Godwin's awakening to the often savage struggle between whites and blacks, his horror when he is forced to fight in a civil war he detests, and his experiences as a journalist covering the country's violent transition to black rule as Rhodesia's colonial era comes to an end and the new state of Zimbabwe is born from its bloody ashes. Mukiwa is a poignant, compelling memoir and an invaluable addition to the literature of southern Africa.

Author Bio

Peter Godwin is the author of When a Crocodile Eats the Sun and coauthor of Rhodesians Never Die, The Three of Us, and Wild at Heart. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Godwin studied law and international relations at Cambridge and Oxford. He now lives in Manhattan.