n African Security Review - Degrees in violence. Robert Mugabe and the struggle for power in Zimbabwe, David Blair : book review

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... DEGREES IN VIOLENCE Robert Mugabe and the struggle for power in Zimbabwe DAVID BLAIR Continuum, 2002 116 African Security Review 12(2) ? 2003 Events in Zimbabwe since February 2000 have prompted a number of journalists to write about their experiences. Like so many other accounts, Blair's book ends with his expulsion from the country. But while Blair's stay in Harare has ended, the forces that have caused such tumult continue. Blair's book, which ends in December 2001, leaves the reader with a strong feeling that the main act is still to come. Perhaps he will return to finish his "political drama". Blair describes himself as a spectator of events since President Mugabe lost the February 2000 referendum. The aim ..

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