Where We Have Hope
A Memoir of ZimbabweBook - 2005
In May 2003 Guardian journalist Andrew Meldrum was seized by Robert Mugabe's thugs and deported, forced to leave for writing 'bad things' about Mugabe's regime. This was the shocking end to a grim journey. For twenty years, Meldrum had lived through Zimbabwe's transformation - from the African beacon of hope to violent despotism.
This is his story. It is also a testament to the power of hope. Throughout Zimbabwe, doctors, teachers, journalists and lawyers have refused to accept Mugabe's rule. Meldrum depicts their courage and heroism in moments of intense drama and tension.
Where We Have Hope is a moving account of a life lived in a world of extremes - of ugly tyranny and of the extraordinary friendships and passionate beliefs that it inspires.