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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 >

Beneath the Surface – South Africa in the 1970s

Trevor Grundy | 16 November, 2019

An eye-opening photographic exhibition in Canterbury –  South Africa in the 1970s   This year is the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa and an exhibition…   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 “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 >

Floods and too many tourists threaten the future of Venice

Trevor Grundy | 13 November, 2019

The Mayor of Venice is about to declare a state of emergency (November 13, 2019) after the city was hit by the highest tide in half a century. High tides…   Read more >

Corporation with a licence to kill

Trevor Grundy | 12 November, 2019

  Reviewed by Trevor Grundy   SO MANY words of Indian origin have entered the English language and the Hindustan word for plunder, loot, is the best known. Indeed, Loot…   Read more >

Lawrence Vambe’s funeral in London

Trevor Grundy | 8 October, 2019

  A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the life of Lawrence Chinyani Vambe (March 5, 1917 – September 14, 2019) was held at 2.30 pm at St Joseph’s Roman…   Read more >