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

Trevor Grundy | 24 December, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

  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 | Category: Uncategorized

    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 >

Anti-Semitism and an author’s walk down memory lane

Trevor Grundy | 5 December, 2019 | Category: My Books

Reviews of this 20 plus years old book were published in several magazines and newspapers in Britain. They included articles in The Jewish Chronicle, the Jewish Quarterly and one by…   Read more >

Journalists look back to 1969 as fear, censorship and repression mount in Tanzania

Trevor Grundy | 1 December, 2019 | Category: Features & Analysis

 By Trevor Grundy   Fifty years ago this month (December 1969) President Julius Nyerere nationalised the English media in Tanzania. Without a single day’s experience  on a news desk or…   Read more >

Gandhi: Will he be the next victim of Britain’s ‘politically correct’ militants?

Trevor Grundy | 29 November, 2019 | Category: Features & Analysis Category: Religion

While a student campaign has failed to stop a statue of Mahatma Gandhi being raised in Manchester, the row over his bigoted attitudes continues to rage – including in India….   Read more >

Hot spots and danger zones in the age of climate change

Trevor Grundy | 24 November, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

 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 | Category: Uncategorized

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 | Category: Uncategorized

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 | Category: Book Reviews Category: Uncategorized

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 >

Strongmen – Paving stones towards totalitarian dictatorships

Trevor Grundy | 14 November, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

STRONGMEN edited by Vijay Prashad published by OR Books 2018 • Paperback 112 pp. ISBN 978-1-682191-69-9 • E-book 978-1-682191-70-5) Reviewed by TREVOR GRUNDY Until recently, progressives believed that the retreat…   Read more >