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The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe

Author and journalist Peter Godwin was born and raised in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). In this talk he untangles the country’s complex and tragic history, and discusses his book The Fear, which follows the arc of President Mugabe’s brutal career. 

In mid 2008, after nearly three decades of tyrannical rule of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe lost an election. Instead of conceding power, he launched a campaign of terror against his own citizens. Peter Godwin returned to his home country to document this terrifying period that Zimbabweans refer to as “The Fear,” and here, shares his story.