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It was quite shocking to read parts of this book, which is so well written.
Intertwined with the recent events in Zimbabwe, is the story of how the Godwin family is struggling to survive in a country that's falling apart and persecuting them.
Peter Godwin's book is a must read for anyone visiting southern africa or just interested in african politics.
I liked this book very much. It is an easy and interesting book with many insights. I do recommend this book.Published 3 days ago by Joan
A very interesting book because it's a first hand account of the suffering of ordinary people in Zimbabwe under Mugabe's rule. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Adair Cross
I've read a lot of the really positive reviews of When a Crocodile Eats the Sun. First, I would like to say the book is well written and a compelling read. Read morePublished 11 days ago by David Schlessinger
A powerful, humbling and eye opening book. Political and yet so personal. A book I will save and read again.Published 13 days ago by john bartley
Godwin paints a realistic picture of Zimbabwe as it slips into ruin while weaving the very interesting story of his and his parents' lives throughout the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by john hoagland
Several years ago a bush pilot was flying me to a safari camp. During the flight he mentioned that his parents were given 24 hours to leave the farm the that they had owned and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CathyYM
Heartfelt and real. Moving and factual. A delicate balance. Well researched and presented. Easy to read despite the serious nature of the topics. One of the best books I have read.Published 2 months ago by Tonia Wilson
It's hard to find news of what's going on in Zimbabwe so that makes Peter Godwin's reporting in this book invaluable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Green Mountain Mama
Godwin uses first hand information and experience to brilliantly account for the horrors that occurred during the demise of a fantastic country caused by a mad dictator. Read morePublished 2 months ago by johan Dreyer