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When a crocodile eats the sun : a memoir of Africa

Author: Peter Godwin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After his father's heart attack in 1984, [the author] began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable lifestyle had been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Peter Godwin; Peter Godwin; Peter Godwin; Peter Godwin
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Godwin
OCLC Number: 152641108
Notes: Originally published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007, c2006. 1st U.S. ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Peter Godwin.

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After his father's heart attack in 1984, [the author] began a series of pilgrimages back to Zimbabwe, the land of his birth, from Manhattan, where he now lives. On these frequent visits to check on his elderly parents, he bore witness to Zimbabwe's dramatic spiral downwards into the jaws of violent chaos, presided over by an increasingly enraged dictator. And yet long after their comfortable lifestyle had been shattered and millions were fleeing, his parents refuse to leave, steadfast in their allegiance to the failed state that has been their adopted home for 50 years. Then [he] discovered a shocking family secret that helped explain their loyalty. Africa was his father's sanctuary from another identity, another world. When a crocodile eats the Sun is a stirring memoir of the disintegration of a family set against the collapse of a country. But it is also a vivid portrait of the profound strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. -http://www.loc.gov/catdir

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