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Where We Have Hope

A Memoir Of Zimbabwe

By Andrew Meldrum

When American-born journalist Andrew Meldrum arrived in Harare in 1980, he planned to stay for only three years-but he quickly fell in love with the country and its people. Newly independent from Britain, Zimbabwe was infused with the optimism of new natio -building. But over the twenty years he lived there, Meldrum watched as President Robert Mugabe gradually consolidated power and the government slowly evolved into violent despotism. The last foreign journalist in Zimbabwe, Meldrum was seized and expelled in May 2003, forced to leave for writing "bad things" about Mugabe's regime. In Where We Have Hope, Meldrum describes what it meant to live through this period of hope and tragedy: how hundreds of people lined up to tell him of horrific massacres; how he once hid from Mugabe's thugs in a cupboard; how he was harassed, arrested, imprisoned, and tried. Ultimately, however, this is a story of the triumph of hope-of doctors, teachers, journalists, and lawyers who refuse to accept the abuses of Mugabe's rule. Where We Have Hope is a moving memoir that will join recent classics as landmark works on Africa in the postcolonial era.

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2004

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0871138964


Format: Book
Author: Meldrum, Andrew
Title: Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe / Andrew Meldrum.
Publisher Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2004.
Subject: Meldrum, Andrew Foreign correspondents -- Zimbabwe -- Biography. Americans -- Zimbabwe -- Biography. Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980- Zimbabwe -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Isbn: 0871138964
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Format: Book
Author: Meldrum, Andrew
Title: Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe / Andrew Meldrum.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2004.
Description: viii, 290 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Meldrum, Andrew
Subjects: Foreign correspondents -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.
Subjects: Americans -- Zimbabwe -- Biography.
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Subjects: Zimbabwe -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain: John Murray Publishers, 2004.
LCCN: 2004065733
ISBN: 0871138964
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