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Beverly
Parenting is one of the most difficult (and one of the most rewarding) jobs as you want to make sure you are providing the right tools for your children to be able to be successful and productive as they mature and go out on their own.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Zenzele, especially since it was in the epistolary form, but it certainly exceeded my expectations. As a daughter I remember the lessons my mother, grandmother, and other wise women in my family taught me through word, deed,
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"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
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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
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