Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum

This week, the first first family (for there has only been one… really.) continued to celebrate the birth of the newest addition to their multigenerational family in plush surroundings kusingapore (Could be Singapore or where politicians are healed, but continue to go … Continue reading Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum

Part II: Gukurahundi – Silence is not golden and ignorance is far from bliss

The 5th Brigade: Gukurahundi Before delving into the meat of the horrors committed by the 5th Brigade, it is important to make some crucial distinctions. It is generally agreed that there were two massive operations undertaken by the government of … Continue reading Part II: Gukurahundi – Silence is not golden and ignorance is far from bliss

The issue of melanin

Originally posted on Writing Hope:
Being white and being Zimbabwean was problematic when I left home to go to university. Every child accepts their reality as normal and ordinary and so it came as quite a surprise when people who I met in the UK asked me ridiculous things like “your English is so good, how did you learn it?”, “so do you live in (long pause) houses?!” and of course, insultingly, “you can’t possibly be Zimbabwean, you’re white” (perhaps they thought we didn’t have mirrors in Zimbabwe?) Perhaps, understandably, you are wondering how I could possibly grow up being… Continue reading The issue of melanin