Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe (2006)
By Andrew Meldrum
Where We Have Hope is the gripping memoir of a young American journalist. In 1980, Andrew Meldrum arrived in a Zimbabwe flush with new independence, and he fell in love with the country and its optimism. But over the 20 years he lived there, Meldrum watched as President Robert Mugabe consolidated power and the government evolved into despotism. In May 2003, Meldrum was illegally forced to leave his adopted home. In Where We Have Hope, Meldrum describes what he calls terror and intimidation that Mugabe’s government exercised on both the press and citizens, and the resiliency of Zimbabweans determined to overturn Mugabe and demand the free society they were promised.