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African Tears Beyond Tears Innocent Victims Imire Can you hear the drums, by Cathy Buckle


Putting perpetrators on notice
March 31, 2017, 3:10 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

In the dust on the window of my car a man drew a cross with his finger.

“God will bless you,” he said and then put his hands together and said a prayer in Shona, his head bowed, his fingertips resting on my car window.

I rested my hand on my chest in thanks for his prayer and he did likewise.  “I know you wil
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Rust and dust
March 17, 2017, 5:56 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Every morning I wake to the calls of Heuglin’s Robins welcoming the sunrise. This gorgeous bird, now called the white-browed robin chat, starts my day off with a feeling of serenity and peace. Zimbabwe’s spectacular dawn chorus is a daily reminder that no matter how strange, how absurd, how cruel or how oppressive things are in the cou
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Five million need food aid while the President eats cake.
March 3, 2017, 11:52 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

“ They’re coming! Hide yourself! Run!”

Those words will forever remain burned into my memory; words screamed at me exactly seventeen years ago today. Words of warning from the storekeeper on our Marondera farm just a few minutes before the marauding men arrived at the farm gate. The men were strangers who whistled, shoute
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