The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe

  • 322 pages
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The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe

בֿ The Last Resort: A Memoir of Zimbabwe free download ᐙ Author Douglas Rogers ᖛ Unlike many of the other, egocentric memoirs written by white Zimbabweans, Rogers book captures the rich humanity of the millions of black and white Zimbabweans trying to make sense of the chaotic country around them His yarn is not just funny and heart breaking, but utterly engrossing Sunday TimesThis vibrant, tragic and surprisingly funny book is the best account yet of ordinary life for blacks and whites under Mugabe s dictatorship New York TimesA memoir that is both funny and deeply moving Rogers compassion, humour and frequent bemusement give this heart stoppingly good book its life force The TimesSo do we really need another memoir by a white Zimbabwean The surprising answer is yes, if it s as good as Douglas Rogers The Last Resort A ripping yarn, for sure But it is in the nuance Rogers brings to Zimbabwe that he truly excels It moves beyond memoir to become a chronicle of a nation There is black and white, yes, but much in the shades and tones of their mix and it is in exploring them that Rogers, too, finds his art Time MagazineA gorgeous, open hearted book Rogers manages to do the vital work of taking race out of Zimbabwe s story and putting the heart and humanity back into it A must read for anyone who really wants to understand the extraordinary decency of ordinary Zimbabweans Alexandra Fuller, author of Don t Let s Go to the Dogs TonightMoving and unexpectedly hilarious Mail on SundayA nuanced, funny, and heartbreaking story of one community s experience of survival in Mugabe s Zimbabwe New YorkerThis moving portrayal of his parents struggle to reinvent themselves during the chaotic and tumultuous Mugabe regime of this once bountiful, shining example of a prosperous nation, is heartbreaking as well as captivating This book is a must read The Huffington PostZimbabwe in vertiginous decline is the backdrop for Douglas Rogers corrosively funny The Last Resort A Memoir of Zimbabwe in which Rogers s parents attract everyone from prostitutes and diamond dealers to the backpacker lodge VogueThrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers living through that countrys long and tense transition from postcolonial rule He escaped the dull future mapped out for him by his parents for one of adventure and excitement in Europe and the United States But when Zimbabwes president Robert Mugabe launched his violent program to reclaim white owned land and Rogerss parents were caught in the cross fire, everything changed Lyn and Ros, the owners of Driftersa famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains that was one of the most popular budget resorts in the countryfound their home and resort under siege, their friends and neighbors expelled, and their lives in danger But instead of leaving, as their son pleads with them to do, they haul out a shotgun and decide to stay On returning to the country of his birth, Rogers finds his once orderly and progressive home transformed into something resembling a Marx Brothers romp crossed with Heart of Darkness pot has supplanted maize in the fields hookers have replaced college kids as guests and soldiers, spies, and teenage diamond dealers guzzle beer at the bar And yet, in spite of it all, Rogerss parentswith the help of friends, farmworkers, lodge guests, and residentsamong them black political dissidents and white refugee farmerscontinue to hold on But can they survive to the end In the midst of a nation stuck between its stubborn past and an impatient future, Rogers soon begins to see his parents in a new light unbowed, with passions and purpose renewed, even heroic And, in the process, he learns that the big story he had relentlessly pursued his entire adult life as a roving journalist and travel writer was actually happening in his own backyard Evoking elements of The Tender Bar and Absurdistan, The Last Resort is an inspiring, coming of age tale about home, love, hope, responsibility, and redemption An edgy, roller coaster adventure, it is also a deeply moving story about how to survive a corrupt Third World dictatorship with a little innovation, humor, bribery, and brothel management From the Hardcover edition. 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