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Letters from Zimbabwe began in February 2000, providing eye witness accounts of seventeen years of upheaval, farm invasions, political violence, social turmoil and catastrophic economic collapse which eventually led to the resignation of Robert Mugabe in November 2017.

These blogs about life in Zimbabwe, continue the story, starting from January 2018.

Zimbabwe in lockdown: Day 8 of 21.So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is that while Zimbabwe’s leaders are in lockdown with the rest of us they …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the serenity and splendour of our beautiful country and that when this is over we may again …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today, after the senseless destruction of three tonnes of fresh produce by police in our starving Zimbabwe this week, my hope is …
Dear Family and Friends, On an early morning emergency dash to collect supplies I was anxious about venturing out and what I would see. It was Day 5 of Zimbabwe’s 21 day Coronavirus lockdown and I knew that by now people who live hand to mouth and eke out a living selling fruit and vegetables …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the ability to continually look for and find opportunity. This Vervet monkey found the tap and waited patiently …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the amazing diversity of species in our country. These are the stunningly beautiful Msasa moth caterpillars. Look but …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today my hope is in the beauty of our country. This is the beautiful Inyangombe swimming pool in Nyanga, The cool, clear water, …
So many of us in Zimbabwe have been in emotional, psychological and financial lockdown for two decades and we know that to cope with fear, isolation and loneliness we have to have hope. Today, on the first day of the Coronavirus lockdown, my hope is in the beautiful kopje’s in Manicaland and knowing that I will …
Dear Family and Friends, This is not a letter about Coronavirus, it’s one for the campfire when next you get there and I write it today for everyone struggling to save lives in this dark time in our history. On a steaming hot night when even the thinnest sheet was too heavy and wet with …
Dear Family and Friends, In the bright light of the moon a pair of owls call to each other across the neighbourhood: Hoo hoo, Whoo hoo. It’s not quite 4.00am but already their dominance of the darkness is being disturbed as Zimbabwe wakes to try and get a head start on the next sixteen hour …

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