[PDF / Epub] ✅ Mukiwa Author Peter Godwin – E17streets4all.co.uk The Barnes Noble Review January 1998 Mukiwa A White Boy in Africa is the story of Peter Godwin's experiences growing up in Rhodesia He recounts the story of that country's violent transformation into The Barnes Noble Review January Mukiwa A White Boy in Africa is the story of Peter Godwin's experiences growing up in Rhodesia He recounts the story of that country's violent transformation into Zimbabwe as well as his own personal metamorphoses from privileged boy to reluctant soldier to investigative journalist Godwin's story begins I think I first realized something was wrong when our next door neighbor Oom Piet Oberholzer was murdered I must have been about five then It was still five years before the real war would start The Godwins enjoyed a typical genteel existence in rural Rhodesia their household including a garden boy a cook boy and a nanny Peter's father managed a wood and sugarcane processing plant His mother a rural government doctor was often called to pronounce deaths or conduct autopsies for which she brought along her assistant five year old Peter who was responsible for shooing away the flies Godwin's plans for attending college were suashed when he was drafted into the Rhodesian army and assigned to the Anti Terrorist Unit which proved to be an important experience in his life When he later looked at himself he saw a man coursed through with anger and despair It was the face of someone who would kill an unarmed civilian for withholding information Disturbed by what he had become Godwin left Rhodesia after he got out of the army only to return in as a journalist Rhodesia was now Zimbabwe and the terrorists he had reluctantly fought against were now the country's rulers Godwin reported on theutterbrutalities in Zimbabwe and the fate of Matabeleland a black minority region in Zimbabwe He described the army style of interrogation in which before they even began to uestion you they would break one wrist and wrote about the old mines where bodies of the dead were buried When Godwin's writings received worldwide attention the Zimbabwean government tried to discredit him and he received numerous death threats escaping the country just hours before the police came looking for him Mukiwa is not only a memoir but also a compelling adventure story that tells a personal saga that needs to be heard.
Peter Godwin was born and raised in Africa He studied law at Cambridge University and international relations at Oxford He is an award winning foreign correspondent author documentary maker and screenwriterAfter practicing human rights law in Zimbabwe he became a foreign and war correspondent and has reported from over countries including wars in Angola Mozambiue Namibia Zimbabwe.
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