Two Weeks in November

The astonishing untold story of the operation that toppled Mugabe

by Douglas Rogers

  • Published: 31 Oct 2019
  • Price: £9.99
  • Format: B Format Paperback
  • Extent: 288p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-385-3
  • Short Books territories:
    UK C/Wealth ex Can, SA
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Two Weeks in November is the thrilling, surreal, unbelievable and often very funny true story of four would-be enemies –a high ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixer — who team up to help unseat one of Africa’s longest serving dictators, Robert Mugabe. 

What begins as an improbable adventure destined for failure, marked by a mixture of bravery, strategic cunning and bumbling naiveté, soon turns into the most sophisticated political-military operation in African history. By virtue of their being together, the unlikely team of misfit rivals is suddenly in position to spin what might have been seen as an illegal coup into a mass popular uprising that the world – and millions of Zimbabweans – will enthusiastically support.

Impeccably researched, deftly written, and told in the style of a contemporary political thriller, Two Weeks in November throws you into the very heart of ‘the game’, a dangerous hidden world that makes you question what is real, what is choreographed, and whether anything can really change in a country where the same players are still dictating the rules.  


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“"Two Weeks in November reads like a thriller. Douglas Rogers's powerful account of events is told with dark humour, political understanding and narrative flair."”
Georgina Godwin, The Times
““This book is a smasher. Some of the hottest non-fiction I have ever read. The fall of Robert Mugabe was orchestrated from Johannesburg? Douglas Rogers has to be kidding. But he isn’t.””
Rian Malan
““ This is Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones: a real-world life or death chess match for the future of a country where the political endgame is never a foregone conclusion.””
Justin Webb

About Douglas Rogers

Douglas Rogers is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. He wrote The Last Resort: A memoir of Zimbabwe. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe and now lives in Virginia, outside Washington DC.