The Odd Man in

Mugabe's White-hand Man

Denis Norman



Written with a fine balance of the personal, the professional and the political, this memoir offers an observant insider's view of the early promise, and subsequent decline, of a newly independent country finding its way in the world. Denis Norman faced many difficult situations as a government minister, but his penchant for focusing on the positive earned him the nickname, 'Nothing Wrong Norman'. His engaging story reflects his encouraging attitude and he remains hopeful for the future.


This is an important book written by someone who was absolutely central to the events of the early part of the Mugabe government. - Nicholas Soames


Denis Norman was Minister of Agriculture in the inaugural Zimbabwean government in 1980. He lives in England.