Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Non Fiction Book Club: "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun"

The non-fiction book club at the library is currently reading "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun," by Peter Godwin, a memoir of the relationship between the author and his father and the relationship of the author to Zimbabwe, his former home and where his parents lived out their waning years. 

I enjoyed the book and learned much about what happened in Zimbabwe to the older white population which stayed in the country when conditions for them became deplorable. Retired from government jobs, many of them saw the buying power of their pensions evaporate in the face of hyper inflation.

Our neighbor Vic MacKenzie and his wife Sue are from Rhodesia. Here is his visual summation of what a Rhodesian is. Vic was a cartoonist for the Salisbury Herald before he immigrated to Canada and the U.S. 

And here is Vic's satirical cartoon about the history of Rhodesia. 

And one more cartoon:

Vic has posted a lot of his wonderful work on his website www.vicmckenzie.com if you want to read further. 

You couldn't ask for more interesting, charming neighbors. 

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