From Liberator to Dictator: An Insider's Account of Robert Mugabe's Descent into Tyranny.

Auret, Michael.

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Mugabe began by being seen as a hero and an international symbol for African freedom. He ended as a villain and international outcast. This depressing spectacle is chronicled by a man who began by believing Mugabe was a modern African leader, and who admired his speeches, thought, and vision, and over time came to the totally opposite conclusion.

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This is a personal account of the unravelling of Zimbabwe, written by an insider who was prepared to keep faith with Robert Mugabe until it was almost too late. Michael Auret served for many years on Zimbabwe's respected Catholic Commission of Justice and Peace, which worked tirelessly to defend human rights in that country. In this absorbing memoir, he traces his involvement in the politics of his country, from his days as an opposition MP in Ian Smith's Rhodesia to his involvement with the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and his election as MP for Harare Central in the brutal election of 2000. The author's key position as an insider makes this is a fascinating and timely account of the internal politics of Zimbabwe.

Book Details

Author Auret, Michael.
Format PB
Publisher New Africa Books (Pty) Ltd
Imprint David Philip Publishers
Number of Pages 192
Illustrations Illustrations
Publish Date 1/03/2009
Catalogue LNov8
Catalogue book number 4