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Zimbabwe : years of hope and despair

Author: Philip Barclay
Publisher: London, Great Britain ; New York [N.Y.] : Bloomsbury, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Zimbabwe is a country both blessed and cursed. Arriving to work at the British Embassy in Zimbabwe, Philip Barclay found a temperate paradise and a sophisticated and charming population. But during a three-year stay in what used to be Africa's finest country, he saw it ruined by violence and grotesque economic mismanagement.
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Named Person: Philip Barclay; Philip Barclay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Barclay
ISBN: 9781408809785 1408809788
OCLC Number: 720548541
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
"With a new postscript"--Cover.
Description: xviii, 238 pages : map ; 20 cm
Contents: The battleground --
Posturing and positioning --
March 2008 : the defeat of Robert Mugabe --
Waiting for Gono --
The unconquerable will --
Red soil --
Crocodile tears --
Shaking hands and touching elbows --
Faint hope --
Moving on --
Postscript to the 2011 edition.
Responsibility: Philip Barclay.

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A fascinating travelogue and political expose of the scarred country of ZimbabweWith a new postscript for the paperback edition  Read more...

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'Barclay's book is chilling and heartbreaking. He is as far from the diplomat of the `old school' as can be imagined. As a man, and a writer, he is engaged and brave' * Fergal Keane * `This Read more...

 
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