Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Having lived in the former Southern Rhodesia, Andrew Norman has had first-hand insight into the circumstances that have led to Zimbabwe’s present plight. Norman now lives in Dorset, England.

Bibliographic Details

Andrew Norman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 189
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1686-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1670-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      9

Preface      13

1. Origins of Southern Rhodesia      17

2. Mugabe’s Early Life      35

3. Mugabe’s Formative Years      47

4. Imprisonment      59

5. Freedom and Exile      67

6. The Lancaster House Conference      75

7. Victory for Mugabe and ZANU-PF      89

8. The Land Question      101

9. The Movement for Democratic Change      115

10. Mugabe Tightens His Grip      127

11. Disaster Looms      135

12. The Earth Summit and Beyond      143

13. Cricket and Coercion      153

14. In Perspective: The Phenomenon of Mugabe      163

15. Thoughts on Leadership and the Future      169

16. Recent Developments      173

Notes      177

Bibliography      181

Index      183

Book Reviews & Awards

“wealth of information…accessible…recommended”—History: Reviews of New Books.