I didn’t expect this book to be quite so personal or so much about the author’s relationship with his parents and their history. It did give quite a look at what life was like in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. I had heard in the news of the take-over of the white farms in Zimbabwe and the unbelievable inflation, but this book puts the news in terms of real peoples’ lives, even though mostly white peoples’ lives. Peter Godwin did some scary journalism to get the material for the book, and it is impressive that he worked with Jared Diamond. The writing is good, but sometimes the number of names was too overwhelming for me to follow.