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Gareth Jones lives again in a ground-breaking film about genocide in the Ukraine

Trevor Grundy | 6 March, 2020

The Polish director of “Mr Jones – 1933, The Holodomor” says that this is a film that tells the most important story you will ever watch. But some Russia-watchers argue…   Read more >

Hungary 1945-2020: Shoes along the River Danube

Trevor Grundy | 11 February, 2020

    By Trevor Grundy February 11, 2020   Jews in Hungary are this week remembering the “liberation” of Budapest after a 50-day siege by the Red Army 75 years…   Read more >

Denis Norman 1931-2019: The Odd (White) Man In Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 8 January, 2020

Picture shows: John Laurie, President of the CFU with June and Denis Norman in  Harare (Picture: Alexander Joe) By TREVOR GRUNDY Family and friends gathered at All Saints Church at…   Read more >

Guy Arnold, leading British anti-apartheid activist, dies at the age of 87

Trevor Grundy | 6 January, 2020

By TREVOR GRUNDY The British explorer, writer, scholar and anti-apartheid campaigner Guy Arnold died in London on Saturday January 4. He was 87. Arnold  was a prolific author and journalist…   Read more >

Forty years ago in Mozambique – a death that changed the face of post-Independence Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 24 December, 2019

  By TREVOR GRUNDY   Forty years ago on December 26 the man who led the forces of ZANLA throughout Chimurenga Two never made it home from exile. At the…   Read more >

Death of Denis Norman in England

Trevor Grundy | 23 December, 2019

    Denis Norman 1931-2019   Denis Norman, Zimbabwe’s first minister of agriculture after Independence in 1980, has died in Oxfordshire, England (Friday December 20)  after a long battle against…   Read more >

Hot spots and danger zones in the age of climate change

Trevor Grundy | 24 November, 2019

 An Environmental History of India – From earliest times to the Twenty-First Century by Michael H. Fisher (Cambridge University Press, 2018 /301 pp./£21.99)   Trevor Grundy on an unsettling book…   Read more >

Forty years after his brutal murder hope rises for the canonisation of Zimbabwe’s “leper saint.”

Trevor Grundy | 23 November, 2019

By TREVOR GRUNDY   On the 5th September 1979, a group of Robert Mugabe’s guerrillas (ZANLA)   kidnapped and then slaughtered the former head of a leper colony in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)….   Read more >

Blood River – A memory at the heart of the Afrikaners’ battle to surivive

Trevor Grundy | 14 November, 2019

Bridge Over Blood River: The Afrikaners’ Fight for Survival by Kajsa Norman (Hurst & Company, London 2016)   TREVOR GRUNDY reviews Kajsa Norman’s book Bridge Over Blood River   MODERN HISTORIANS…   Read more >

For Two Thousand Years – A literary masterpiece into English at long last

Trevor Grundy | 13 November, 2019

    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/280583/for-two-thousand-years/ “For Two Thousand Years” by Mihail Sebastian (Penguin Books, London 2016, 231pp £9.99) Reviewed by Trevor Grundy The Romanian-Jewish author Mihail Sebastian (1907-45) isn’t a household name…   Read more >