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By Daniel Compagnon

ISBN-10: 081222289X

ISBN-13: 9780812222890

When the southern African kingdom of Rhodesia used to be reborn as Zimbabwe in 1980, democracy advocates celebrated the defeat of a white supremacist regime and the tip of colonial rule. Zimbabwean crowds cheered their new leading minister, freedom fighter Robert Mugabe, with little suggestion of the distress he might deliver them. less than his management for the following 30 years, Zimbabwe slid from self-sufficiency into poverty and astronomical inflation. the govt as soon as praised for its magnanimity and ethnic tolerance was once denounced through leaders like South African Nobel Prize-winner Desmond Tutu. hundreds of thousands of refugees fled the rustic. How did the heroic Mugabe turn into a hated autocrat, and why have been such a lot of outdoors of Zimbabwe unaware of his bloody misdeeds for thus long?

In A Predictable Tragedy: Robert Mugabe and the cave in of Zimbabwe Daniel Compagnon finds that whereas the stipulations and perceptions of Zimbabwe had replaced, its chief had now not. From the start of his political profession, Mugabe used to be a chilly tactician with out regard for human rights. via eyewitness bills and unflinching research, Compagnon describes how Mugabe and the Zimbabwe African nationwide Union-Patriotic entrance (ZANU-PF) equipped a one-party nation below an ideological cloak of antiimperialism. to take care of absolute authority, Mugabe undermined one-time best friend Joshua Nkomo, terrorized dissenters, stoked the fires of tribalism, lined up the bloodbath of millions in Matabeleland, and siphoned off public funds to his minions—all good sooner than the past due Nineteen Nineties, while his makes an attempt at radical land redistribution ultimately drew adverse foreign attention.

A Predictable Tragedy vividly captures the neopatrimonial and authoritarian nature of Mugabe's rule that shattered Zimbabwe's early can provide of democracy and gives classes serious to realizing Africa's crisis and its customers for the future.

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