One by one the backyard rooms came down. Our neighbours gathered around the policemen. All the shouting and loud protests were in vain.
But also people must not forget that the party and the president and the ministers and other top people are the ones who were fighting with the white people so that we can get independence. So it is fine for them to do what they want.
Demolishing Democracy is a heart-breaking tale of ordinary people who are displaced from their homes, their belongings destroyed, only to be left impoverished and vulnerable.
It’s a complicated question this “Would you die for your country?” My own sense of patriotism could be easily questioned. I imagine it ‘shaky’ at best.
that there are many youths aged less that 24 who are developing full blown AIDS and a disturbing number of them are dying. Before my relative finally succumbed I had watched seven other young people die within a period of two months.
I came across a group on Facebook calling themselves Rhodesians Worldwide. The group seems to be exactly what you would expect, mostly white folks getting nostalgic about ‘the good old days’ in the land we now call Zimbabwe.
So, last December, I went to Kariba – my hometown – and saw it for myself; and indeed, the water levels have dropped drastically.
For me the tragedy here is that most probably few of these young people make up their minds to become commercial sex workers and they would be horrified at that label. I think they just drift into it without really considering the implications.
When politicians are voted into power (let us, for conversation sake assume that the present government was voted into office) we are expecting them to solve problems, think up solutions
Aunt Rhoda is right, you do need to bond with your children, but proximity is not indicative of intimacy. There are plenty of ways in which parents can make it work long distance with their children