Where We Have Hope

A Memoir of Zimbabwe
Product Number: EB00667445
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555846909
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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A journalist's harrowing account of life in Zimbabwe—and the human rights atrocities perpetuated—under President Robert Mugabe's despotic rule. Where We Have Hope is the gripping memoir of a young American journalist. In 1980, Andrew Meldrum arrived in a Zimbabwe flush with new independence, and he fell in love with the country and its optimism. But over the twenty years he lived there, Meldrum watched as President Robert Mugabe consolidated power and the government evolved into despotism. In May 2003, Meldrum, the last foreign journalist still working in the dangerous and chaotic nation, was illegally forced to leave his adopted home. Meldrum's unflinching work describes the terror and intimidation Mugabe's government exercised on both the press and citizens, and the resiliency of Zimbabweans determined to overturn Mugabe and demand the free society they were promised. "A remarkable odyssey . . . A compelling and, ultimately, heartbreaking story that demands to be read by anyone concerned with contemporary Africa." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Author(s): Andrew Meldrum
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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