Fiction / African Studies
Unable to recall when exactly he died, Robert Mugabe is shocked to be in the presence of God for trial. Facing him are countless people who died during his regime. They tell their stories, after which God condemns him to hell. Mugabe suddenly wakes up, in Harare, realizing he just had a dreadful dream.
This important book draws deep from the well of African literature to challenge a post- independence leadership whose discourse of victimhood has been used to legitimate the most appalling brutalities. Chielozona Eze makes Robert Mugabe answerable for the massacres of Gukurahundi in the 1980s and the tortures and rapes perpetrated by the Green Bombers in the 2000s. A skillfully crafted novel and a deep philosophical analysis of ‘postcolonial fever.
–Prof. Meg Samuelson,
A gripping account of the horrors of the Mugabe regime—and a passionate call for liberation from dictators everywhere.
author of Running with Walker
About the Author
Chielozona Eze is a Nigerian writer and philosopher. He studied Catholic theology, philosophy and literature, creative writing in Nigeria, Austria, Germany and the US. He is a Stellenbosch Fellow and the recipient of the Olaudah Equiano Prize for African Fiction. He teaches Postcolonial African Literature at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.