Publisher: Eye Books; 1st edition (21 Oct. 2011)
Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 5.1 cm
As a founding member and leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai came to prominence in the late 1990s. Over the next ten years he would be harassed, tortured, charged with treason and labelled a traitor, but he would also come to be globally regarded as a courageous and indefatigable symbol of resistance in the face of brutal repression. From teenage mine worker, to trade union leader, to Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in a coalition government, this autobiography traces Tsvangirai’s political development and activism, laying bare the challenges and frustrations of his political life, up to and including the power-sharing agreements with President Robert Mugabe.
Morgan Tsvangirai: At the Deep End is the story of a man who, through everything he endured, remained committed to working for peace and democracy for all in ins country, and in the process became a beacon of hope for a beleaguered nation.
Written in collaboration with his spokesperson, veteran journalist and editor T. William Bango, this book contains rich documentation of both its subject's political career and of the changing socio-historical context of Zimbabwe.
Writing in the last days of Robert Mugabe's tyrannical rule, Eye Books publisher Dan Hiscocks recalls the experience of collaborating with Morgan Tsvangirai on his autobiography.