Monday, 25 August 2008
How Does Mugabe Stay In Power?
The sequal to 'Death Force' is called 'Fire Force' and is set in Zimbabwe. I've been doing lots of research on the country as I write the book, and my favorite writer on the country is Peter Godwin. His piece in Vanity Fair is brilliant. As he correctly points out, Mugabe didn't turn to violence and repression once the economy turned sour. He used it right from the start - it is just the rest of the world chose not to look.