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Malice in Wonderland – A Commonwealth saga that grows ‘curiouser and curiouser’ by the day

Trevor Grundy | 21 February, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

  By Trevor Grundy   “Curiouser and curiouser,” exclaimed Alice when she came across Tweedledum and Tweedledee at the Pool of Tears in Lewis Carroll’s  Alice in Wonderland. Un-grammatical but…   Read more >

Hungary 1945-2020: Shoes along the River Danube

Trevor Grundy | 11 February, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

    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 >

The Commonwealth’s “Baroness Shameless” is told to get a grip or go

Trevor Grundy | 5 February, 2020 | Category: Features & Analysis

  At a time when Britain is looking to friends outside the European Union, New Zealand has pulled its funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the London – based body that…   Read more >

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

Trevor Grundy | 8 January, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

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 | Category: Obituaries Uncategorized

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 >

Christians in Europe share a common memory of the murdered saint who defied an English king

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

By  TREVOR GRUNDY   Thomas Becket, the 12th century’s “turbulent priest” whose murder in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170  brought a powerful mediev0al monarch to his knees  during a…   Read more >

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

Trevor Grundy | 27 December, 2019 | Category: Book Reviews

  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 >

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 >