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Where We Have Hope by Andrew Meldrum
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bookshelves: zimbabwe
Recommended for: fellow Zimbabwephiles
Read in July, 2007 — I own a copy

Andrew Meldrum may be a little full of himself, but the book is a well-written account of the decline in Zimbabwe from the point of view of a foreign correspondent. Although I would in no way like to defend the current government, it is good to remember that there have been times/places where a journalist would not survive to write a book such as this one. I take heart in the fact that the Shona are basically kind people so that even their dictators aren't as bad as others.
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Katy If you think Mugabe (who is Shona) isn't bad, you should read Geoff Nyarota's _Against the Grain_. Nyarota was editor of an independent newspaper, and gives a lot of the history of Mugabe's rise to power.


Daniel Thanks for the recommendation - I will read it. I hasten to note, however, that I am saying only that Mugabe is not as bad as some others (though I confess you have to sink pretty low in infamy for worse examples).


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