Zimbabwe's Home Truths

Sam Erickson

Having produced extraordinary works by the likes of Peter Godwin (Mukiwa), Alexandra Fuller (Scribbling the Cat) and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, Zimbabwe's troubles seem to prove that you need to suffer for your art. But those authors are white, and Zimbabwe is a country of millions of blacks, whose troubles have undoubtedly been worse. So do we really need another memoir by a white Zimbabwean?

The surprising answer is yes, if it's as good as Douglas Rogers' The Last Resort. Like Godwin and Fuller, Rogers is a Zimbabwean journalist who moved to the U.S....

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