Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
by Peter Godwin
In BriefThe true story of a young boy growing up in Rhodesia as the world he thought he knew and understood is turned upside down. Mukiwa recounts Peter Godwin's journey to come to terms with the turmoil that erupts in his homeland as the colonial era comes to a brutal end.
Why you should read itThere may be no better book to explain the state of Zimbabwe now. This is a moving and beautifully written personal story that illuminates an entire African epoch.