“By tracking down the key figures in Mugabe’s
life, Heidi Holland has come closer than anyone else to discovering
what makes the old dictator tick”
– Mugabe biographer David Blair in the Daily
“The most intimate portrait yet produced of Zimbabwe’s clever
but brutal leader. Heidi Holland gets under the skin of a troubled
man who turned from nationalist hero to international pariah, all
but destroying his country in the process”
– Adam Roberts, The Economist.
making of a monster, March19th 2008, from The Economist print
"In thinking and writing about her interviewees Holland gives
us Robert Mugabe with all his fatal flaws, foibles, vices - and
virtues. For that reason Dinner with Mugabe is the best picture of the
man that has ever been published.....Dinner with Mugabe is without
doubt a brilliant achievement." - Percy Zvomuya, the Mail
and Guardian, March 2008.
Percy Zvomuya reviews Heidi Holland's Dinner with
Mugabe, a book that the Zimbabwean leader's acolytes won't like.
the man behind the stunts - the Mail and
"Securing an interview with Robert Mugabe was almost as demanding
as researching and writing Dinner with Mugabe, her psychological
study of the man, " Heidi Holland tells Percy
Zvomuya - Mad
Bob: man or monster? - the Mail and
"Heidi Holland's interview with Mugabe
reveals a boastful, isolated leader unwilling to recognize Zimbabwe's
economic collapse or accept blame." Craig
Timberg - In
His Own World of Denial -The Washington Post.
Face to face with a lonely tyrant bent
on vengeance - It took
18 months to set up the interview with Mugabe -The result was a revealing
encounter - Alex Duval Smith in Cape Town The
March 23 2008
"Mugabe, Once a Bookish Boy, Drags
Zimbabwe to the Abyss"
by Karl Maier in Bloomberg, June
24 2008 .
“Young Mugabe: The making of a despot”
– An edited abstract, 24 June 2008 in the Independent UK.
From Carpenter's Son To Dictator”
Wednesday April 02 , an extract from Dinner with Mugabe on the Sky
News web site.
Mugabe 'was once a decent guy' Author
recalls meeting leader 32 yeas ago after he was released from 11
years in detention - Oakland Ross in the TORONTO
April 08 2008 .
Story in DAGENS
NYHETER, Sweden's leading morning newspaper with
a daily circulation of some 350 000 copies. Download a pdf version
of the article here.
Dinner with Mugabe: The Man Behind the Monster.
Read this book review by Greg Houle at africanupdate.com
A Swiss article in NZZ, download a pdf, page
1 or page
A Swiss article in DIE WELTWOCHE, download
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
An article in THE WEEKENDAUSTRALIAN, download a pdf.
RADIO NETHERLANDS WORLDWIDE
to Robert Mugabe' Braam Posthumus on
RADIO NETHERLANDS WORLDWIDE, Monday
May 19 2008 .