Review from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 19
With the People (Nyagumbo)

With the People by Maurice Nyagumbo
Vol.7 No.19 (Winter 1980), pp105-106
This autobiography is an entertaining and illuminating account of the life of a leading Zimbabwe nationalist politician, now Minister of Mines in the Mugabe government. The manuscript was written in prison, where the author spent all but two and a half of the last twenty year. It was finally smuggled out after earlier versions of the book had been confiscated in the course of raids carried out by warders. John Conradie, a fellow Zimbabwean who spent twelve years in prison, carefully edited the Final version of the book and the end result provides an important inside view of the Zimbabwe struggle.