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Mukiwa: a white boy in Africa

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Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas in 1964, pre-war Rhodesia. Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a government-employed doctor, his father an engineer. Through his innocent, young eyes, the story of the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa unfolds. The memoir follows Godwin's personal journey from the eve of war in Rhodesia to his experience fighting in the civil war that he detests to his adventures as a journalist in the new state of Zimbabwe, covering the bloody return to black rule. With each transition Godwin's voice develops, from that of a boy to a young man to an adult returning to his homeland. This poignant compelling memoir describes the savage struggle between blacks and whites as the British Colonial period comes to an end, set against the vividly painted background of the mysterious world of southern Africa.
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Grouping Title mukiwa a white boy in africa
Grouping Author godwin peter
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Electronic books, Godwin, Peter, Godwin, Peter, -- 1957-, Zimbabwe -- Ethnic relations, Zimbabwe -- History -- Chimurenga War, 1966-1980 -- Personal narratives
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