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Peter Godwin: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa

(Memoir, 341 pp. 2007)

As journalist Godwin records the collapse of his native Zimbabwe, he is confronted with his father’s deathbed confession. The elder Godwin, who had always claimed to have been British, reveals himself to be a Polish Jew whose mother and sister were killed in Treblinka.