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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