The Twilight of White Africa

23 November 2013

What is it about the experience of whites in Rhodesia that readers and publishers find so fascinating? Peter Godwin led the field with his memoir Mukiwa: a White Boy in Africa.

Obituary: Ian Smith, architect of white-minority rule in Rhodesia

20 November 2007

By Michael Holman


Ian Smith, the former prime minister of Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe - has died at the age of 88, convinced that history had vindicated his decision to break with Britain to preserve white-minority rule. He made an unilateral declaration of Rhodesia's indepence from Britain, UDI, on 11 November 1965.