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

Trevor Grundy | 13 November, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

    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 >

A SWAPO comrade’s experience of betrayal and torture

Trevor Grundy | 13 November, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

Book Review/Opinion   SWAPO Captive – A comrade’s experience of betrayal and torture by Oiva Angula (Zebra Press, South Africa R 230/ 179pp.) Review by Trevor Grundy   A regius…   Read more >

Floods and too many tourists threaten the future of Venice

Trevor Grundy | 13 November, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

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 | Category: Uncategorized

  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 >

Garfield Todd – The End of the Liberal Dream in Rhodesia, by Susan Woodhouse

Trevor Grundy | 9 October, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

The story of Garfield Todd in Central Africa starts in 1934. At the age of 26 he and his 23- year old wife, Grace and their adopted daughter, Alycen, came…   Read more >

Cephas Msipa: Zimbabwe’s reluctant hero

Trevor Grundy | 9 October, 2019 | Category: Obituaries

  Cephas Msipa, the mild-mannered primary school teacher who left the classroom to help a generation of freedom fighters turn white-ruled Rhodesia into black-led Zimbabwe in 1980, has died in…   Read more >

Christianity’s centre of gravity moves from Europe to Africa

Trevor Grundy | 8 October, 2019 | Category: Religion

By TREVOR GRUNDY in Busan, South Korea   The shift of Christianity’s centre of gravity away from Europe towards Africa is one of the most dramatic developments since the Christian…   Read more >

Lawrence Vambe’s funeral in London

Trevor Grundy | 8 October, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

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 Catholic…   Read more >

Kingdom, Power, Glory – Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy 1960-1987 by Stuart Doran

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

IN THE PREFACE to ‘Eminent Victorians,’ Lytton Strachey issued a warning that resonates with writers, historians, journalists and members of the public trying to make sense of post-Mugabe Zimbabwe. He…   Read more >

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) Self-proclaimed ‘Useful Idiot’ for the Soviet Union

Trevor Grundy | 7 October, 2019 | Category: Features & Analysis

  Doris Lessing was critical about herself, much more so than the people who wrote obituaries about her following her death at her London home in November 2013. From 1942…   Read more >