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Fire engine with no water
August 20, 2011, 1:08 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Zimbabwe was rocked to the core this week by the death of the Commander of the Defence Forces, retired General Solomon Mujuru, in a fire at a farm in Beatrice. General Mujuru’s body was burnt beyond recognition in the early hours of Tuesday 16th August 2011. General Mujuru was the husband of Zimbabwe’s Vice President Joice M
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The Emperor's Cloak
August 13, 2011, 11:01 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

A few minutes after starting this letter, I kept hearing the sound of something hard hitting my roof. At first I thought it was one of the little tree squirrels that have taken up residence on my roof this winter. When the days became shorter and colder one squirrel arrived and settled in. Every morning, soon after the sun touched the roof, the li
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For Howard
August 6, 2011, 1:01 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing this letter in recognition of the life of a young man.

I first met him when he was just a few months old. Warm and safe he was snuggled up against his mother’s back, held tightly in place with a warm, bright wrap. He didn’t wake up when I stroked his fat little cheek, but his mother glowed with pride. The next time
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Miss Muffet
July 30, 2011, 3:30 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

This week I asked a friend who had returned to the country after living in the diaspora for a couple of years if she was still glad to be home. She replied: “I have had absolutely no regrets about returning to Zimbabwe, it’s the best thing I have done for a long time (though I am sure that not everyone thinks that!)” 

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Fermenting carpets
July 23, 2011, 11:38 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

The view from Zimbabwe’s window is gorgeous at the moment. The bush is gold and bronze and many of the deciduous trees have started shaking off their dusty old leaves as they prepare for a new season. Spectacular sunbirds give flashes of crimson and emerald as they flick in and out of the flowering aloes and succulents which have given us a
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