The Death of Rex Nhongo

The Death of Rex Nhongo
Author: C.B. George
Publsiher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0316300527
ISBN 13: 9780316300520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Rex Nhongo Book Review:

A Boston Globe best book of 2016 THIS IS THE STORY OF FIVE MARRIAGES AND ONE GUN A British couple wonders at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while building walls between themselves. An American suspects his new home is having an insidious effect on his Zimbabwean wife and their young daughter. An enthusiastic young intellectual follows his wife to the city and finds only danger and disillusion. An intelligence officer loses a crucial piece of evidence. It will cost him his marriage, his mistress, and maybe his life. An impoverished taxi driver and his wife find a gun in the cab. From this point on, all their lives are tied to the trigger. In C.B. George's Zimbabwe, the betrayals and conspiracies of the corrupt world are nothing compared to those of marriage.

The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe

The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe
Author: Blessing-Miles Tendi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN 10: 1108472893
ISBN 13: 9781108472890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe Book Review:

An essential biographical record of General Solomon Mujuru, one of the most controversial figures within the history of African liberation politics.

Little Stones

Little Stones
Author: Elizabeth Kuiper
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0702263532
ISBN 13: 9780702263538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Stones Book Review:

Hannah lives in Zimbabwe during the reign of Robert Mugabe; it's a country of petrol queues and power cuts, food shortages and government corruption. Yet Hannah is lucky. She can afford to go to school, has never had to skip a meal, and lives in a big house with her mum and their Shona housekeeper. Hannah is wealthy, she is healthy, and she is white. But money can't always keep you safe. As the political situation becomes increasingly unstable and tensions within Hannah's family escalate, her sheltered life is threatened. She is forced to question all that she's taken for granted, including where she belongs.

The Four Fingers of Death

The Four Fingers of Death
Author: Rick Moody
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN 10: 0316088900
ISBN 13: 9780316088909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Fingers of Death Book Review:

Montese Crandall is a downtrodden writer whose rare collection of baseball cards won't sustain him, financially or emotionally, through the grave illness of his wife. Luckily, he swindles himself a job churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror classic, The Crawling Hand. Crandall tells therein of the United States, in a bid to regain global eminence, launching at last its doomed manned mission to the desolation of Mars. Three space pods with nine Americans on board travel three months, expecting to spend three years as the planet's first colonists. When a secret mission to retrieve a flesh-eating bacterium for use in bio-warfare is uncovered, mayhem ensues. Only a lonely human arm (missing its middle finger) returns to earth, crash-landing in the vast Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The arm may hold the secret to reanimation or it may simply be an infectious killing machine. In the ensuing days, it crawls through the heartbroken wasteland of a civilization at its breaking point, economically and culturally -- a dystopia of lowlife, emigration from America, and laughable lifestyle alternatives. The Four Fingers of Death is a stunningly inventive, sometimes hilarious, monumental novel. It will delight admirers of comic masterpieces like Slaughterhouse-Five, The Crying of Lot 49, and Catch-22.

Dzino

Dzino
Author: Wilfred Mhanda
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781779221438
ISBN 13: 1779221436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dzino Book Review:

In January 1976, frustrated with the failure of the politicians to make progress, the Zimbabwe People's Army (ZIPA) resumed the war. ZIPA brought together fighters from both of the guerilla forces, ZANLA and ZIPRA. One of its commanders was Wilfred Mhanda, known more famously during the liberation struggle as Dzinashe 'Dzino' Machingura. His story tells of Zipa's bold attempt to provide a more unified, radical and focussed leadership for the struggle at a time of the assassination and arrest of key nationalist leaders, intense nationalist party rivalries, and a range of imperialist interventions in the region. It also provides the most comprehensive description to date of Robert Mugabe's rise to power in ZANU-PF. Dzino is a compelling blend of the personal and the political, and makes an invaluable contribution to the country's written history.

Bloomland

Bloomland
Author: John Englehardt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781945814938
ISBN 13: 1945814934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloomland Book Review:

Winner of the Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction, Bloomland opens during finals week at a fictional southern university, when a student walks into the library with his roommate's semi-automatic rifle and opens fire. When he stops shooting, 12 people are dead.

The Hot Cold War

The Hot  Cold War
Author: Vladimir Gennadyevich Shubin,Vladimir Shubin
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-10-20
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131637253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hot Cold War Book Review:

Magisterial analysis of human history, from the first hominid to the Great Recession of 2008. Written from the perspective of ordinary men and women.

Making History in Mugabe s Zimbabwe

Making History in Mugabe s Zimbabwe
Author: Blessing-Miles Tendi
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9783039119899
ISBN 13: 3039119893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making History in Mugabe s Zimbabwe Book Review:

The crisis that has engulfed Zimbabwe since 2000 is not simply a struggle against dictatorship. It is also a struggle over ideas and deep-seated historical issues, still unresolved from the independence process, that both Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF regime and Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC are vying first to define and then to address. This book traces the role of politicians and public intellectuals in media, civil society and the academy in producing and disseminating a politically usable historical narrative concerning ideas about patriotism, race, land, human rights and sovereignty. It raises pressing questions about the role of contemporary African intellectuals in the making of democratic societies. In so doing the book adds a new and rich dimension to the study of African politics, which is often diluted by the neglect of ideas.

Perhaps Tomorrow

Perhaps Tomorrow
Author: Tom Wigglesworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105081324902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perhaps Tomorrow Book Review:

Rotten Row

Rotten Row
Author: P. GAPPAH
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780571324194
ISBN 13: 0571324193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rotten Row Book Review:

It is just after nine o'clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds. 'Rotten Row' is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects of this mesmerising collection of stories. In these portraits of lives aching for meaning and redemption, Petina Gappah crosses the barriers of class, race, gender and sexual politics in contemporary Zimbabwe, to explore the causes and effects of crime and the nature of justice.

For Those Who Know the Ending

For Those Who Know the Ending
Author: Malcolm Mackay
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 144729162X
ISBN 13: 9781447291626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Those Who Know the Ending Book Review:

A multi-layered and unnerving portrait of gangland Glasgow, For Those Who Know the Ending is the gripping novel from the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, Malcolm Mackay. He has to clear thoughts of Joanne and thoughts of the past out of his mind. He has to think about himself, his situation. Think about the next hour . . . In that hour, everything will be decided. It’s been almost two hours. Two hours, and Martin Sivok is still tied up, alone in a darkened warehouse; plastic strips digging into the soft flesh of his wrists. He wants them to come back. Get this over with. But he also knows that as soon as they return, this could very well be his ending. Because Martin has messed up. Stolen dirty money he should never have touched. Dirty money that the Jamieson organization, the most dangerous criminal outfit in Glasgow, wants back. Someone has to die for this. And over the next few hours, he has to work out how that somebody can be anyone but him . . .

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa s Liberation Movements

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa   s Liberation Movements
Author: Jocelyn Alexander,JoAnn McGregor,Blessing-Miles Tendi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1000750906
ISBN 13: 9781000750904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa s Liberation Movements Book Review:

Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements offers new perspectives on southern Africa’s wars of national liberation, drawing on extensive oral historical and archival research. Assuming neither the primacy of nationalist loyalties as they exist today nor any single path to liberation, the book unpicks any notion of a straightforward imposition of Cold War ideologies or strategic interests on liberation wars. This approach adds new dimensions to the rich literatures on the Global Cold War and on solidarity movements. The contributors trace the ways that ideas and practices were made, adopted, and circulated through time and space through a focus on African soldiers, politicians and diplomats. The book also asks what motivated the men and women who crossed borders to join liberation movements, how Cold War influences were acted upon, interpreted and used, and why certain moments, venues and relations took on exaggerated importance. The connections among liberation movements, between them and their hosts, and across an extraordinarily diverse set of external actors reveal surprising exchanges and lasting legacies that have too often been obscured by the assertion of monolithic national histories. Tracing an extraordinarily diverse set of interactions and exchanges, Transnational Histories of Southern Africa’s Liberation Movements will be of great interest to scholars of Southern Africa, Transnational History, the Cold War and African Politics. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies.

I Will Always Write Back

I Will Always Write Back
Author: Martin Ganda,Caitlin Alifirenka
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0316241342
ISBN 13: 9780316241342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Will Always Write Back Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

Winds of Destruction

Winds of Destruction
Author: P. J. H. Petter-Bowyer
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 141201204X
ISBN 13: 9781412012041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winds of Destruction Book Review:

The author was born in the highly successful self-governing British colony, Southern Rhodesia. His love of his country and its people is as clear in this book as his disbelief and anger over British and South African policies of political expendiency that forced Rhodesia out of the western camp into one clearly forseen to become a one-party Marxist dictatorship. Winds of Destruction is the story of the author's life before and after joining the Royal Rhodesian Air Force. The book centres on the writer's involvement with air and ground operations in Rhodesia's thirteen-year war against the communist forces of Marxist Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo who sought to gain power by force.

Re living the Second Chimurenga

Re living the Second Chimurenga
Author: Fay Chung
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1779220464
ISBN 13: 9781779220462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re living the Second Chimurenga Book Review:

This retrospective offers a first hand account on internal conflicts in ZANU during the 1970s, which resulted in the defeat of its left wing. Chung's narratives include her experiences in two guerrilla camps. She recalls her encounters with the charismatic Josiah Tongogara, a legendary military commander during Zimbabwe's liberation war (known as the ©second chimurenga♯), who died at the threshold to Independence. The personal recollection of a transition to national sovereignty concludes with an incisive analysis of developments after Independence. It ends with Chung's vision for the Zimbabwe of the future. Fay Chung served within the Ministry of Education in post-colonial Zimbabwe for a total of fourteen years, at the end as the Minister of Education and Culture. Her autobiographical account has the childhood experiences in colonial Rhodesia as a point of departure. Like many other Zimbabwean intellectuals she joined the liberation struggle. From the mid-1970s she worked within the ZANU-organised educational sphere.

Mozambique

Mozambique
Author: J. Cabrita
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2001-01-19
ISBN 10: 0333977386
ISBN 13: 9780333977385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozambique Book Review:

Mozambique's civil war was inevitable given the tradition of conflict that has always characterized Frelimo, first as an independence movement, and then as a ruling party. Without disregarding the role played by both Rhodesia and South Africa in the war - in fact providing new and detailed information about it - Cabrita guides the reader through Frelimo's early days and gives a clear understanding of the pattern of internal dissent, persecution and physical elimination of members and opponents that remained the organization's hallmark.

The Missing American

The Missing American
Author: Kwei Quartey
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1641290714
ISBN 13: 9781641290715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing American Book Review:

Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world's Internet capital. When her dreams of rising through the Accra police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her career. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency that takes on cases of missing persons, theft, and infidelity. It’s not the future she imagined, but it’s her best option. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife’s passing. Through the support group, he’s even met a young Ghanaian widow he’s come to care about. When her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill—to the horror of his only son, Derek. Then Gordon decides to surprise his new love by paying her a visit—and disappears. Fearing for his father’s life, Derek follows him across the world to Ghana, Internet capital of the world, where he and Emma will find themselves deep in a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to kill to protect their secrets.

Life Death Prizes

Life  Death  Prizes
Author: Stephen May
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 1408819147
ISBN 13: 9781408819142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Death Prizes Book Review:

Shortlisted for the 2012 COSTA Novel Award Billy's Mum is dead. He knows - because he reads about it in magazines - that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. Now Billy must be both mother and father to Oscar, and despite what his well-meaning aunt, the PTA mothers, the social services and Oscar's own prodigal father all think, he knows he is more than up to the job, thank you very much. The boys' new world, where bedtimes are arbitrary, tidiness is optional and healthy home-cooked meals pile up uneaten in the freezer, is built out of chaos and fierce love, but it's also a world that teeters perilously on its axis. And as Billy's obsession with his mother's missing killer grows, he risks losing sight of the one thing that really matters... Funny, bittersweet and unforgettable, Life! Death! Prizes! is a story of grief, resilience and brotherly love.

The Shaping of Water

The Shaping of Water
Author: Ruth Hartley
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 1783061995
ISBN 13: 9781783061990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shaping of Water Book Review:

The Shaping of Water is a character-driven story, following the different but overlapping lives of those who are connected to a ramshackle cottage by a man-made lake in Central Africa during the Liberation wars across its region. The characters are connected in ways they can't imagine by past secrets and future tragedies. Will these connections remain hidden or be uncovered by the characters' decisions and actions? From Patrick the Jesuit, to Andy the Selous Scout; from Marielise, lover of revolutionaries Jo and Luke, to Margaret the banker’s wife; from Natombi and Milimo whose home is drowned by the lake, to Manda, a young woman trying to make her marriage work; the characters are shaped by the rising lake and increasing violence in Africa. The dramatic plot is about damage and survival, passion and uncertainty, adaptation and love, set against a background of escalating war. It tells the story of a world turned upside-down by cynical politicians and reinvented by the courage of ordinary people. Enriched by a detailed knowledge of the history, geography and environment of the region and the variety of its fully realised characters, this book has wide appeal. The novel is imbued with the light, colour and flavour of the landscape, of the lake and of the cottage. The reader will discover new worlds through this riveting novel and remember them long afterwards. The author has spent most of her life in Africa and lived through the events described in this book. Unique in its context, breadth and depth of insight into a particular period of time, in a little-explored place, this book is economic in style, evocative and well written. The Shaping of Water is a good read with characters and a plot that will affect your heart, challenge your ideas, and remain in your memory. It will appeal to intelligent and thoughtful lovers of good fiction, travellers and explorers – both actual and armchair.

War Veterans in Zimbabwe s Land Occupations

War Veterans in Zimbabwe s Land Occupations
Author: Wilbert Zvakanyorwa Sadomba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89099164691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Veterans in Zimbabwe s Land Occupations Book Review:

Zimbabwe’s land occupations were unique in two ways.