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Letters from Zimbabwe

Cathy Buckle

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Cathy Buckle writes her blog, 'Letters from Zimbabwe', not as an academic, an expert or an historian, but as an ordinary woman living in a small town in Zimbabwe. Her letters are first published on www.cathybuckle.co.zw
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Two decades on, Zimbabwean land reform ‘commander’ imprisoned

10 Jan 2022 /  Cathy Buckle
The war veteran who wore a black beret will be 70 when his six-year sentence is up.
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Too hot to walk barefoot

13 Dec 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Zimbabweans are struggling under the 'new dispensation'.
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Dung beetles and MPs who are ‘pink pigs’

2 Dec 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
After hearing they would get US dollar bonuses, Zimbabwe’s civil servants have been left disappointed yet again.
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Walking with elephants

15 Nov 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
While the world came together at COP26 and talked about protecting our planet, slowing emissions, stopping deforestation and controlling pollution we hung our heads in Zimbabwe.
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The sounds of Zimbabwe

2 Nov 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
How rich Zimbabwe is, how much we have to share, if only …
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‘Zim dollar now in real peril’ … back on the slippery slope again 

18 Oct 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Scores of foreign currency traders arrested in recent weeks – but what is the alternative?
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Hands across the fence

4 Oct 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Strangers to each other, clasping hands in hope: this is what Zimbabwe can be.
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Sun spiders and land invaders 

20 Sep 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
The reality of the new normal in Zimbabwe: invasion after invasion, depending on who’s in power, in favour and who has friends in high places.
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Zimbabwe’s sound of hope

3 Sep 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
The contrast between the struggle of everyday life and the beauty of Zimbabwe is dramatic.
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The Goodbye Store and lost dreams

23 Aug 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
A shooting star falls through the sky and we make a wish; mine is for our beleaguered land.
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Roving bandits and trumpets in the wind 

2 Aug 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Counting the terrible cost of the Covid-19 and corruption pandemics in Zimbabwe.
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Oh South Africa

19 Jul 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Now we know how you have felt watching Zimbabwe for the past two decades. 
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The money changers and the old lady

5 Jul 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Time for a reality check again.
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River of many hippos and the bronze statue

7 Jun 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
Oh Zimbabwe, where are your priorities?
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Give a loaf to a stranger

10 May 2021 /  Cathy Buckle
In Zimbabwe, farm and domestic workers' earnings cannot buy a loaf of bread a day for the whole month.
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