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Don't use the lifts
May 14, 2011, 11:34 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Walking out in the early mornings there are two things you can almost guarantee this winter. One is the delicate, rosy-pink glow at sunrise, announced by the voices of scores of roosters all over the neighbourhood. The other is the thin blue spirals of wood smoke that rise from cooking fires in all directions and fill the dawn air.

Yet aga
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Giving back to Zimbabwe
May 7, 2011, 12:10 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,
Travelling to a small country town on a cold and wintery morning this week, my eyes were drawn to a shimmering silver trail running down the smooth, black boulders of a rocky mountainside. Glistening and gleaming on the boulders, I knew the water trail wouldn’t be here for much longer. The last puddles and pools of rain water are now trickling
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Still beat you over the head
April 30, 2011, 10:40 am

 

In the middle of the day when you couldn’t find a news channel that wasn’t covering the royal wedding, ZBC TV were dishing out the same old same old. The daily dose of propaganda jingles praising Zanu PF and Mr Mugabe followed by an assortment of political lectures and finger pointing which is thinly disguised as news reports. While the Royal couple stood at the altar
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Wasted all these years
April 23, 2011, 8:39 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

A day before the start of the long Easter weekend, I gave a friend a lift to his rural village. It was very slow going through the nearby town as huge queues of people were again trying to withdraw their April salaries from building societies and savings banks. It had been government pay day the day before but that had coincided with an extensive
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Shooting stars and satellites
April 16, 2011, 9:05 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

As Zimbabwe arrives at its 31st anniversary of Independence, the first pre-winter cold snap descended on many parts of the country. It came with thick grey clouds, an icy wind and slanting rain. In my home town, day time temperatures dropped from 25 to 14 degrees Centigrade in a visible plunge of the thermometer. Out came jerseys, socks
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