By Christina Lamb
Publish 12 months note: initially released February fifth 2007
A robust and very human perception into the civil conflict in Zimbabwe, concentrating on a white farmer and his maid who locate themselves on opposing aspects. One vibrant morning Nigel Hough, one of many few last white farmers in Mugabe's Zimbabwe, bought the inside track he was once dreading – a crowd have been on the gate difficult he quit his domestic and land.
To his horror, his family's much-loved nanny Aqui was once on the head of the violent mob that then stole his domicile and imprisoned him in an outhouseBy tracing the intertwined lives of Nigel and Aqui – wealthy and negative, white and black, grasp and maid – via intimate and relocating interviews, Christina Lamb captures not only the resource of a negative clash, but additionally her personal conviction that there's nonetheless wish for certainly one of Africa's most lovely nations.