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Underground pot of gold and diamonds
January 15, 2016, 8:41 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

On a dust road soon after sunrise the children were already out, walking to their first day at school. You have to smile at the first timers in their bright crisp uniforms; creases still new from the shop. Navy blue, bottle green or bright red uniforms, all looking just a bit too big; bought to last as long as possible by parents struggling to mak
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Stepping stones
December 31, 2015, 12:26 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

On New Year’s Eve 2015  I left the supermarket carrying my groceries: sausages, tomatoes, mangoes and bread rolls.  Hardly the stuff of New Year’s celebrations but as 2016 arrives tight budgets are the national past time.  As I got to my car a man came across to me. I could see straight away that he was in trouble. His t
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Zimbabwe's Jingle Bells
December 18, 2015, 10:18 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for reading my letters for another year; for your emails, messages and support of my books. I’m not going to tell you about politics, corruption, greed or our daily struggles today, instead I offer you my version of Jingle Bells.

 

Dashing through the dust

In an ox cart full of hay

Through farms
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The collective national secret
December 4, 2015, 2:56 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

“Inspire us,” someone wrote to me from the Diaspora recently, urging me to “be the change you want to see.”  Whew, I thought that’s exactly what I was doing: fifteen years of telling the story of life on the ground in Zimbabwe; never giving up; never shutting up and always standing up for what I believe in. That,
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A country in waiting
November 20, 2015, 8:16 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Going from a first world to a third world country is always a trip of mixed emotions, culture shock and confusing adjustments. On the last leg of the journey from anywhere to Zimbabwe you know you’re almost home because rules suddenly go out the window. One piece of cabin baggage on the plane is ignored as people heft two, three or more bulg
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