From the Bookshelf of Books: Passports to the World Challenge…
Group Discussions About This Book
No group discussions for this book yet.
What Members Thought
"When independence came, we celebrated with tears in our eyes. We would continue the struggle to ensure that our children received every opportunity of Western privilege...There was nothing that our children asked for that we denied them. We who had grown up knowing only deprivation, austerity and hard labor. We wanted only the best for them. We even sent them to the best private schools with plenty of whites... But it was all in vain. They have neither respect nor gratitude....these modern chil...more
Zenzele is a series of letters from a Zimbabwean mother to her daughter going away to Harvard. The mother has witnessed the village sending off their best and brightest to be educated at European and American schools with the hope of them returning to utilize what they have learned for the betterment of their community. Instead, once the young have finished their education and experienced Western culture, they only return for infrequent visits and express contempt for what they have left behind....more