Facts Behind the Film of the Same Name
I congratulate Ben Freeth on writing such a readable account of the experiences of his family in fighting for the rights of white farmers, black farmers and black farm workers to continue living on their land in Zimbabwe.
It is true that he concentrates on the minority of white farmers who bravely remain despite the threats on their lives and the theft of their property but he is also fighting for the rights of the vast number of black people who are being denied quality of life by President Mugabe's regime.
I was afraid that I would find the book boring and full of mind numbing detail of court proceedings etc but I was wrong and I have found reading Mugabe and the White African thoroughly fascinating and informative. The account of Ben's face to face encounter with Peter Chimada in the documentary film leaves questions unanswered but Ben has included the conversation in full which I found most helpful.
The book is written from the perspective of someone whose belief in God is totally foundational to his life and his thought processes so someone of different beliefs may find this irritating but they may also find it enlightening.
It is a book well worth reading.