“A gripping first-person account of life in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2003 . . . [with a] sharp political edge . . . [and] a chilling authenticity.” Diane Scharper, The Washington Post
Called “defiant” and “courageous” by Publishers Weekly, Where We Have Hope
is the gripping memoir of a young American journalist. In 1980, Andrew Meldrum arrived in a Zimbabwe flush with new independence, and he fell in love with the country and its optimism. But over the twenty years he lived there, Meldrum watched as President Robert Mugabe consolidated power and the government evolved into despotism. In May 2003, Meldrum was illegally forced to leave his adopted home. In Where We Have Hope,
Meldrum describes the terror and intimidation Mugabe’s government exercised on both the press and citizens, and the resiliency of Zimbabweans determined to overturn Mugabe and demand the free society they were promised.