Mukiwa A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin

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Published by Perennial .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • History: World,
  • Editors, Journalists, Publishers,
  • Africa - South - South Africa,
  • Personal narratives,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History,
  • Africa,
  • Ethnic relations,
  • Africa - South - General,
  • Historical - General,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Zimbabwe,
  • Africa - General,
  • 1957-,
  • Chimurenga War, 1966-1980,
  • Godwin, Peter,
  • Godwin, Peter,

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9240723M
ISBN 10006097723X
ISBN 109780060977238
OCLC/WorldCa35955130

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Peter Godwin's "Mukiwa" gives the reader a real insight into what is was like to grow up and live in Rhodesia in the 's and the 's. Poignant, insightful, humorous and tragic at times the book transports you along as childhood fears and doubts about living in the country prove to be correct and hurtle the author into a bitter and savage Cited by: Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa - Kindle edition by Godwin, Peter.

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He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa and Eastern Europe for The Sunday Times (London) and BBC TV. He now lives in Manhattan and contributes regularly to National Geographic, New York Times magazine, and BBC Radio. Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas, inpre-war Rhodesia.

Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a governement-employed doctor, his father an engineer. Through his innocent, young eyes, the story of /5(11).

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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 /5(7). ‎Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas, inpre-war Rhodesia.

Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a governement-employed doctor, his father an engineer. Through his innocent, young eyes, the story of /5(16). Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa With humor, portent and melancholy, Godwin (Rhodesians Never Die) recreates his s youth in white Rhodesia.

The son of relatively liberal whites, Godwin, through family servants, gained a sense of black African culture, language and religion. Peter Godwin's "Mukiwa" gives the reader a real insight into what is was like to grow up and live in Rhodesia in the 's and the 's.

Poignant, insightful, humorous and tragic at times the book transports you along as childhood fears and doubts about living in the country prove to be correct and hurtle the author into a bitter and savage war that he knows deep down can only end one way/5().

Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas inpre-war Rhodesia.

Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a government-employed doctor, his father an engineer/5(8). The book describes in marvellous detail the life of a white boy in the periphery of white Rhodesia, and how that society collapsed through a protracted civil war in the s.

Godwin was drafted into the police, and served for over a year in the south of the country, before leaving Rhodesia for Cambridge/5(4). Peter Godwin's "Mukiwa" gives the reader a real insight into what is was like to grow up and live in Rhodesia in the 's and the 's.

Poignant, insightful, humorous and tragic at times the book transports you along as childhood fears and doubts about living in the country prove to be correct and hurtle the author into a bitter and savage war that he knows deep down can only end one way/5().

The insanity of war, the beauty and mystery of Africa, the chaotic death pangs of colonialism, an extraordinary coming-of-age: All swirl hauntingly together in this compelling account of the end of Rhodesia. A fervid blend of My Traitor's Heart, Dispatches, and Heart of Darkness, Godwin's account ranks with some of the finest war reportage of this century.

It is also a ceaselessly honest and. Mukiwa -A Great Account of the Changes in Modern Africa. I bought the book because I have lived and worked in that general part of Africa, and the accounts given in the book just seem to confirm my own observations of that time.

It's well written and is easy and interesting to read. There are several books that describe the changes in south 5/5(1). Rhodesia, A young boy stumbles upon the dead body of his neighbor, killed by the African guerrillas known as the Crocodile Gang.

It is the beginning of the end of white rule in southern Africa. In Mukiwa, Peter Godwin, the young boy confronted by that murder, has written a vivid and moving account of growing up in a British colony collapsing into chaos/5(4).

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Ultimately this book covers a vital part of Zimbabwean (then Rhodesian) history from the point of view of a white boy - from which the title "Mukiwa" comes - and shows that for one man being white in Africa had both advantages and disadvantages/5().

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Mukiwa Peter Godwin See more book details. 05 January pages Synopsis Growing up in Rhodesia in the s, Peter Godwin inhabited a magical and frightening world of leopard-hunting, lepers, witch doctors, snakes and forest fires. As an adolescent, a conscript caught in the middle of a vicious civil war, and then as an.

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One delightful professional guide, hunter/naturalist whom I had the occasion to see every day for over a week enquired regularly as to /5. Growing up in Rhodesia in the s, Peter Godwin inhabited a magical and frightening world of leopard-hunting, lepers, witch doctors, snakes and forest, ISBN   Book Overview Mukiwa opens with Peter Godwin, six years old, describing the murder of his neighbor by African guerillas, inpre-war Rhodesia.

Godwin's parents are liberal whites, his mother a governement-employed doctor, his father an by:   Mukiwa A White Boy in Africa (eBook): Godwin, Peter: "Rhodesia, a small boy witnesses the death of his neighbor, murdered by guerrillas--it is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa.

Peter Godwin, the witness to that murder, has written "a classic of the genre" (The Sunday Telegraph), a vivid and moving account of groiwng up in a colony rapidly collapsing into chaos.

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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.5/5(1). Get this from a library. Mukiwa: a white boy in Africa. [Peter Godwin] -- "Rhodesia, a small boy witnesses the death of his neighbor, murdered by guerrillas--it is the beginning of the end of white rule in Africa.

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Review No review for this book yet. Author. Paul Williams was born in England but grew up in Rhodesia and has studied and taught in South Africa and the USA. He was one of the founding members of JALA. Book reviews, interviews, columns, and musings.

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun begins with Peter Godwin on assignment in Zululand for National Geographic, where he sits with Prince Galenja Biyela around a group is interrupted when one of Biyela’s acolytes screams “uMakhalekhukhwini,” which roughly translates from Zulu into “the screaming of the pocket,” referring to a cell phone.MUKIWA: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 1, The insanity of war, the beauty and mystery of Africa, the chaotic death pangs of colonialism, an extraordinary coming-of-age: All swirl hauntingly together in this compelling account of the end of Rhodesia.Download PDF Mukiwa book full free.

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