Author(s): Andrew Meldrum
In May 2003 Guardian journalist Andrew Meldrum was seized by Mugabe's thugs and deported, forced to leave for writing 'bad things' about Mugabe
'Meldrum's writing is driven by his love for Zimbabwe and its people, and he still believes the country has a future -- but not with Mugabe.' -- Irish Times 20050402 'His memoir is written with admirable control and clarity, shedding light on the complexity ... yet his passion for his adopted country never fails to shine through.' Nicola Barr -- The Guardian 20050312 'So readable!His personable, matter-of-fact tone serves less to dismiss the extraordinary injustices the country and its people have suffered and more to highlight them by giving them context.' -- Observer 20050410 'He does not spare us from the brutality and wickedness that is gripping Zimbabwe, but by telling the stories of its people and allowing us to hear their voices, he shows that amidst the repression and cruelty of Mugabe's state, there is courage, dignity, and above all real hope.' -- RAGEH OMAAR 20050410
In May 2003, Guardian journalist Andrew Meldrum was illegally expelled from Zimbabwe. He had been the last foreign journalist in the country, and his deportation was reported internationally. He continues to write on Zimbabwe from South Africa.