I strongly recommend this book to everyone - one of the best African books I have read yet.
One of those rare books which you really don't want friends asking if they may borrow it - for fear they will never return it!
I don't usually read memoirs or personal narratives, but this book is so very interesting and alive.
After reading this book, I felt like I had been Peter's shadow as his life was twisted and turned by the historical, political and spiritual events in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kristine K. Stevens
Peter Godwin, born and raised in what was then Rhodesia, tells the story of his boyhood and journey into manhood, which coincided with the civil war that resulted in black Africans... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Tanenbaum
Read this book before I went to So. Africa. It made the trip just knowing about the wars before I went. Godwin is an awesome writerPublished 5 months ago by BROWN Nancy
In some respects this might be a white boy's account of growing up in Zimbabwe, sort of a counter part to Alexandra Fuller's "Don't Lets go to the Dogs Tonight, " a girl's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by cfbuster
Peter Godwin's book is not as trite as my title. It is a book of sensual childhood memories of wood smoke, African languages, complex relationships, colonial arrogance, and the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lynn H
I grew up and schooled in Salisbury, joined the Army as a young man, served through the Bush War in both special forces units, left to live in South Africa and went back to live in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dennis Wales
Excellent book, I come from Zimbabwe and this is such a good read bringing back good memories and reminding me of my own youth there.Published 10 months ago by Doots
one of my favourite books. I have read it several times and each time it's like being back in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. I would recommend it to anyone.Published 15 months ago by Simone Bettany