Keeper of Faith

Cricket, Conflict and God in Zimbabwe's Age of Extremes

Tatenda Taibu



Tatenda Taibu’s first autobiography is his complete life story: from his uncompromising upbringing in the townships of Harare, his early breakthrough into international cricket as an 18-year-old, dealing with constant controversy and conflict – which ultimately led to his early retirement at the age of 29 – to his views on the current state of cricket in his beloved Zimbabwe. His narrative is honest and reflective, while he also pulls no punches in his views of the many events and individuals that have helped to shape his fascinating life and career.


“this international cricketer, was loved by many around the cricketing world throughout his life.” ― The Chronicle


Tatenda Taibu was born in Highfield, Harare, on 14 May 1983, three years after Robert Mugabe had become Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He made his Test and One Day International debuts in 2001 when he was just 18 years old.