Mugabe and the White African~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ August 24th, 2011

I received a free copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity to review on my blog.

It’s not the typical type of book I pick up, but I’m finding it interesting. I don’t know much about the conflict in Zimbabwe but I’m finding this book draws me in.

It’s well written and I find myself wanting to know what happens and how it turns out.

If you’re looking for a book about fighting for justice you may want to read this book. It’s not really a book you can say you “like” or “enjoy” and frankly it’s not easy to read. There’s a lot of murder and violence but sometimes I think we need to have open eyes rather than being ostriches.

I think this quote from Mugabe himself sums him up, He said,

“I am still the Hitler of our time…. Ten times Hitler, that is what we stand for.”

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FACEBOOK THIS: Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell about one family’s stand for justice in the face of evil. The fight for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over—Mugabe and the White African is for anyone who wants to see into the heart of one of today’s hardest places and how human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances. http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13422041

About Mugabe and the White African:

Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white farmers, his family’s land was “reclaimed” for redistribution by Mugabe’s government.

But Ben’s family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe’s government in the SADC, the Southern African equivalent of NATO. The case was deferred time and again while Mugabe’s men pulled strings. But after Freeth and his parents-in-law were abducted and beaten within inches of death in 2008, the SADC deemed any further delay to be an obstruction of justice. The case was heard, and was successful on all counts.
But the story doesn’t end there. In 2009 the family farm was burned to the ground. The fight for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over–this book is for anyone who wants to see into the heart of one of today’s hardest places and how human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances.

Read the press release for more information.

The PBS debut of Mugabe and the White African, the award-winning documentary of the same name, was on July 26. Watch now at PBS

To Buy: Please use my Amazon search box on the side and enter Mugabe and the White African

About the Ben Freeth:

Ben Freeth, MBE, is a British-born Zimbabwean farmer. He has lived in Zimbabwe most of his life and is raising his three young children there, together with his wife Laura. Ben’s story has already been the subject of an award-winning documentary which won Best Documentary 2009 (British Independent Film Awards), was nominated for the BAFTA Outstanding Debut Film 2010, and shortlisted for an Oscar in 2010.

 

Lizzie

1 Thought Shared to Mugabe and the White African~Book Review

  1. Eliza

    do you think this would be appropriate for young adults?
    I posted on FB

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