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Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe, Andrew Meldrum

Label
Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe
Title
Where we have hope
Title remainder
a memoir of Zimbabwe
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Meldrum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When American-born journalist Andrew Meldrum arrived in Harare in 1980, he planned to stay for only three years-but he quickly fell in love with the country and its people. Newly independent from Britain, Zimbabwe was infused with the optimism of new natio -building. But over the twenty years he lived there, Meldrum watched as President Robert Mugabe gradually consolidated power and the government slowly evolved into violent despotism. The last foreign journalist in Zimbabwe, Meldrum was seized and expelled in May 2003, forced to leave for writing "bad things" about Mugabe's regime. In Where We Have Hope, Meldrum describes what it meant to live through this period of hope and tragedy: how hundreds of people lined up to tell him of horrific massacres; how he once hid from Mugabe's thugs in a cupboard; how he was harassed, arrested, imprisoned, and tried. Ultimately, however, this is a story of the triumph of hope-of doctors, teachers, journalists, and lawyers who refuse to accept the abuses of Mugabe's rule. Where We Have Hope is a moving memoir that will join recent classics as landmark works on Africa in the postcolonial era
  • "Journalist Meldrum was in Rhodesia to cover its 1980 decolonization for the Guardian and stayed on to watch the country's agonizing transformation into a horrific kleptocracy. The book opens with Meldrum's 2003 expulsion from the country that had become Zimbabwe; he'd butted heads with Mugabe's regime for 20-plus years, during which time he wrote a spate of articles exposing various facets of the president's murderous, corrupt regime. In this defiant, courageous memoir, Meldrum, an American, also details black aggression against the bigoted white minority, who treat the nation's "ordinary Zimbabweans" disgracefully. He examines Mugabe's ghastly massacres and all-too-familiar tactics of targeting gays, intellectuals, political foes and the press. He witnesses food riots, fuel shortages, poverty, inflation (at 350% and rising) as well as a family friend's son's death from AIDS aÌ®nd simply yet powerfully shows how these issues affected everyday people's lives. Despite all he has seen, Meldrum remains hopeful, and this frank account is the better for it." --From Publishers Weekly
Biography type
autobiography
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183932
Cataloging source
DLC
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Meldrum, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 968.9105
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Meldrum, Andrew
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Americans
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of Zimbabwe
Label
Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe, Andrew Meldrum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: John Murray Publishers, 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780871138965
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004065733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • ocm57452643
  • OCoLC
Label
Where we have hope : a memoir of Zimbabwe, Andrew Meldrum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain: John Murray Publishers, 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780871138965
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2004065733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • ocm57452643
  • OCoLC

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