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Man In The Middle – Father Mukonori

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Father Mukonori's remarkable memoir charts the events leading up to the beginning of the Zimbabwean War of Liberation, the vicious struggle that ensued, and goes on to give readers a perspective never before documented in the country's long and troubled history. His involvement behind the scenes in many of Zimbabwe's defining moments reveals a history few, if any, have even known.

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Father Fidelis Mukonori’s remarkable memoir charts the events leading up to the beginning of the Zimbabwean War of Liberation, the vicious struggle that ensued, and goes on to give readers a perspective never before documented in the country’s long and troubled history. His involvement behind the scenes in many of Zimbabwe’s defining moments reveals a history few, if any, have even known.

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1 review for Man In The Middle – Father Mukonori

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Waddilove Sansole

    I came across this book during my monthly book purchase, and from the day I bought it I could not put it down; This book details the journey of a fellow Zimbabwean who took a different path, but his path soon crossed with those of the revolutionaries of the country, the title is surely a befitting one as Father Fidelis is placed right in the middle of not just the liberation struggle between Rhodesia, ZIPRA & ZANLA; he also finds himself in the middle of the disagreement between the leading revolutionary armies ZIPRA & ZANLA. The book gives detail from a man who witnessed what was good and what was bad about the struggle for Zimbabwe, but what fascinated me the most is how he demonstrated the way in which the church and politics should interact. The author came in close contact and had a personal relationship with all the leading characters of the struggle for Zimbabwe. The book also reveals the role that the church played in getting to Lancaster. Personally I feel Father Fidelis under-played his role, but I believe that comes from his humility, which is clearly evident in this whole text. It may seem as though I have just focused on his role in the struggle, but there is more to this man and all is in the book; the work he did with Silveira House and the youth is quite inspirational. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that is detailed in this book. Finally in my opinion this book also presents an interesting angle on the thorny Gukurahundi issue. This undoubtedly is a must read for two particular reasons 1. This is a great man and a silent icon of Zimbabwean History; 2. There is so much the church can do to give the nation and its politics direction, so this book can provide some guidance and navigation. The church must and should get involved in politics but with a clear mandate as shown in Man In the Middle. I have a new perspective and respect for the Jesuit Brotherhood. Sadly the book narrowly missed November 2017 events, but I believe an updated version is soon to follow.

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