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ISBN13: 9780745955469
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An intimate account of one family's astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, as well as perhaps the outside world's only real glimpse of what it is like to live inside the terror of Mugabe's Zimbabwe
 
Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white farmers, his family's land was "reclaimed" by Mugabe's government for redistribution—but Ben's family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe's government in the SADC, the Southern African equivalent of NATO. The case was deferred time and again while Mugabe's men applied political pressure to have the case thrown out. But after Freeth and his parents-in-law were abducted and beaten within inches of death in 2008, the SADC deemed any further delay to be an obstruction of justice. The case was heard, and successful on all counts. But the story doesn't end there—in 2009, the family farm was burned to the ground. The fight for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over; this book is for anyone who wants to see into the heart of one of today's hardest places, and how human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances.

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Ben Freeth is a British-born Zimbabwean farmer who successfully sued Mugabe in an international court in 2008. His family's story was made into a widely viewed documentary, which has won several international awards.

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kariwa, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by kariwa)
This is a true story about a monster who should be exposed. It's a book that everyone on this earth should read. It is heart-wrenching. It will both inspired and incense. It's about courage and dignity versus cowardice and savagery.. the most despicable behaviour of our time. It's of how a little power can go to the heads of low-lifes. It's about how the 'powers that be' do nothing/turn a blind eye. It is certainly an eye-opener.
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Winters Read, August 24, 2011 (view all comments by Winters Read)
This book caught me by surprise. Even though I've read about China and it's problems with law, the law (or lack thereof) in Africa left me dumbfounded. This book is a must-read to understand Africa's recent history and how to battle such anarchy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780745955469
Author:
Freeth, Ben
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Author:
Tutu, Desmond
Author:
Sentamu, John
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Religious
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa
History and Social Science » Africa » Zimbabwe
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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