What are the best books related to Zimbabwe?

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    #1Bitter Harvest

    Bitter Harvest

    Bitter Harvest: Zimbabwe and the Aftermath of its Independence is a controversial memoir written by former Rhodesia Prime Minister Ian Smith. It was released posthumously in 2008 and is about his controversial views.

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    Stephen Garrett
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I decided to step out of my comfort zone and read about somebody who's opinions I do not agree with. It was fascinating to see how differently somebody can think from you. I would recommend this autobiography as long as you can realize things aren't always black and white."
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    #2The Fear

    The Fear

    The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe is a historical study book written by journalist Peter Godwin. It was published in March 2011. It is about the later years of the tyrannical rule of Robert Mugabe.

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    Bobby Turner
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I feel this book is one of the best on the subject of Zimbabwe and maybe even on understanding how African politics work as a whole. I read this book before and it is an interesting eye opening account of a dictator's reign over the country. It provides very interesting details and enough information about his regime to keep the reader interested while learning about the country of Zimbabwe as a whole during the whole book."
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    #3Mugabe

    Mugabe
    Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's Future is a historical biography written by Martin Meredith. It was published in 2007 and is about the life of Robert Mugabe and his rise and fall as a tyrant.
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    Gabriel Caballero
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Mugabe is a fantastic book about the future of Zimbabwe. It is a fantastically written historical biography book that engages the reader and piques their interest. It chronicles the known tyrant Robert Mugabe and his rise and fall. Highly recommend to anyone a fan of historical biography's!"
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    #4Scribbling the Cat

    Scribbling the Cat

    Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier is a dramatic but realistic book written by renowned author Alexandra Fuller. It was published in 2004 and is about the after-effects of war and the author's beliefs on its causes.

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    Mary Rios
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you're looking for a book to get a closer look at African roots like those of Zimbabwe, this definitely will be up your alley. It's a compelling story. "
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    #5Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood is a memoir written by Alexandra Fuller. It was published in 2003 and became a New York Times bestseller. It was a finalist for the Guardian's First Book Prize.

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    Christian Harrison
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This was a fun read for the author's experiences, but I don't think it's really one of the "best" books on the topic. I would much rather have read a story or memoir about Zimbabweans, not just a person who grew up in Africa."
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    #6House of Stone

    House of Stone

    House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe is a true story of war and its chaotic effects written by Christina Lamb. It was published in 2007 and centers on the bloody war in Zimbabwe in 2002.

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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I have been very interested in the history of Zimbabwe. Recently I was reading House of Stone, about a family torn apart by war in the country. The book is a difficult read, due to the nature of the material, but can truly change your view on life. This has made me reconsider what I see as hardships in my life. "
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    #7African Laughter

    African Laughter

    African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe is the award-winning memoir written by Doris Lessing. It was released in 1993 and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. It is about the author's trips to Zimbabwe in the 1980s and 1990s.

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    Alexander Curtis
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "When I was looking for a book about Zimbabwe I wasn't expecting to find such a good read. The book mainly focuses on about 20 years of Zimbabwe history and really delves into the what the lifestyle was like in area in the 80s and 90s. If you're looking into Zimbabwe and want a personal approach to it then this book is for you."
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    #8Dark Star Safari

    Dark Star Safari
    Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown is a travel memoir written by famed author Paul Theroux. It was originally published in 2004 and became a New York Times Bestseller. It is about his colorful travel across Africa.
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    Charles Reynolds
    Written on May 11, 2018
    ""Dark Star Safari" is true Theroux - witty, engaging, and compelling. The book starts as a travelogue, but moves into African history and politics with ease. The subtitle "overland from Cairo to Cape Town" describes the scope, and the new postscript goes into a followup trip back to Zimbabwe."
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    #9The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam

    The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam

    The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam is a magical realism novel written by author Lauren Liebenberg. It was released in 2008. It contains funny, scary, and colorful stories set in Rhodesia, the former name of Zimbabwe.

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    Rachel Coleman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    ""The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam" might be a book related to Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, but it does not appear to be the "best book related to Zimbabwe". Only 5 people have read it and they gave it 3.2 stars, which is a pretty poor ranking. In fact, you can buy a used version of this book from Amazon for a penny. The author was born in Rhodesia, but traveled around the world a lot before returning again to live in Zimbabwe. Her biography says that her husband is wondering when she will get a job again. Maybe it's time now to do that."
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    #10The Boy Next Door

    The Boy Next Door

    The Boy Next Door is a thrilling suspense and romance novel for young adults written by Irene Sabatini. It was published in October 2009. It is about star-crossed lovers in the deadly region of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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    Kimberly Obrien
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Interesting book! Characters are complex. It gives you great insight into Zimbabwe."
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    #11Zenzele

    Zenzele

    Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter is a dramatic and inspirational book written by Nozipo Maraire. It was published in April 1997. It was a letter the author wrote to her daughter, which at the time was a student at Harvard.

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    Jorge Velasco
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was looking for books related to Zimbabwe. The librarian suggested I check this out. Having immigrated from Zimbabwe this book really hit home. Very well written and it kept me engaged the whole time."

Summary

Best What are the best books related to Zimbabwe
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bitter HarvestBooks 24 Paid
2The FearBooks 21 Paid
3MugabeBooks 21 Paid
4Scribbling the CatBooks 20 Paid
5Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightBooks 19 Paid
6House of StoneBooks 18 Paid
7African LaughterBooks 15 Paid
8Dark Star SafariBooks 15 Paid
9The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and JamBooks 13 Paid
10The Boy Next DoorBooks 12 Paid
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