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Deeper research is required if we are to understand a brutal war that turned Rhodesia into Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 27 January, 2022

BOOK REVIEW   A Brutal State of Affairs – The Rise and fall of Rhodesia by Henrik Ellert and Dennis Anderson (Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2020 pp 412)   by…   Read more >

New book sheds fresh light on Italian war crimes in Ethiopia and the help the Pope gave to Mussolini’s fascists

Trevor Grundy | 25 January, 2022

Book Review ‘Holy War – The untold story of Catholic Italy’s crusade against the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’ by Ian Campbell (Hurst & Company, London, 449 pp) by Trevor Grundy  …   Read more >

JAMES CHIKEREMA: An unforgettable Rumble in the Jungle long before dreams turned into nightmares in Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 8 September, 2021

James Chikerema, one of the founding fathers of Zimbabwe. His massive contribution to African freedom has been air-brushed out of  official history by nervous pen – pushers and sycophantic politicians…   Read more >

A timely and courageous insight into an African despot who won the hearts and wallets of the global elite

Trevor Grundy | 30 April, 2021

  ‘DO NOT DISTURB -The story of a political murder and an African Regime gone bad’ by Michela Wrong (Fourth Estate, London 2021 pp. 488)   Review by Trevor Grundy…   Read more >

Giuseppe Garibaldi – A hero of two worlds

Trevor Grundy | 14 November, 2020

  Garibaldi is best known for his invasion and conquest of Sicily in 1860 and his life-long fight for Italian unity. Not so well- known is the way he spent…   Read more >

Fascism: Where it came from and the tacit support it received from prominent figures

Trevor Grundy | 30 July, 2020

  Failed Fuhrers – A History of Britain’s Extreme Right by Graham Macklin (Routledge and New York -www.routledge.com) US$ 26.00. pp. 580.    “Some day, in the not too distant…   Read more >

Covid-19: Leading British philosopher wonders if mankind is descending into a state of collective derangement

Trevor Grundy | 27 June, 2020

    TREVOR GRUNDY says that a review by the British philosopher John Gray of a two-year old book by an American historian is worth reading because of the fresh…   Read more >

Zimbabwe’s best- loved musical instrument is introduced to billions during cultural diversity week

Trevor Grundy | 22 May, 2020

Kenny Mangwena  from Zimbabwe playing the mbira at an African culture festival organised by Music for Change in Canterbury, southern England  (Picture: Trevor Grundy)   By Trevor Grundy As many…   Read more >

‘It’s the Media, Stupid!’ Writers examine role of the Press in Labour’s catastrophic 2019 defeat

Trevor Grundy | 14 May, 2020

 It’s the Media, Stupid! The Media, the 2019 Election and the Aftermath (Published by the Campaign for Free Press and Broadcasting Federation (North) 2020 £9.99 / 144 pp.)   Review…   Read more >

Yesterday in Paradise – A Goan journalist remembers days of sunshine and sorrow in Kenya

Trevor Grundy | 27 December, 2019

  Review by TREVOR GRUNDY   “History,” says a character in Louis de Bernieres’s novel Captain Corellis’s Mandolin,”ought to consist only of the anecdotes of the little people who are…   Read more >