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 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.

Find out more about Douglas Rogers on his site and on the Short Books site