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When a Crocodile Eats the SunWhen Peter Godwin, a journalist in New York, flies home to Zimbabwe to check on his frail parents, he documents their descent as well as that of his...When a Crocodile Eats the SunMemoir, NonfictionWhen Peter Godwin, a journalist in New York, flies home to Zimbabwe to check on his frail parents, he documents their descent as well as that of his...2007-04-13Little Brown & Company
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun
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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction; Author: Peter Godwin; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

When Peter Godwin, a journalist in New York, flies home to Zimbabwe to check on his frail parents, he documents their descent as well as that of his country under Robert Mugabe’s corrupt regime. In the midst of the economic and social turmoil, Godwin learns that his dad — struggling with diabetes and heart problems — was really Kazimierz Jerzy Goldfarb, a Warsaw Jew whose family died in Treblinka. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, a moving, often raw portrait of modern Africa, juxtaposed against a very personal story, deserves a place on the shelf beside Rian Malan’s My Traitor’s Heart and Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. A