Journalist Andrew Meldrum

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You can kick a journalist out of the country but you still can’t shut him up.
Andrew Meldrum, the last foreign journalist in Zimbabwe, was forcibly expelled from the African nation two years ago. But he’s as big a thorn in the side as he ever was for the corrupt regime of Robert Mugabe.

The correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, 23 years in Zimbabwe, now works the phones from South Africa. Different dateline for a never-ending story: the violence and poverty that are modern day Zimbabwe.

But American-born Andrew Meldrum remembers a better time — and, somehow, he sees a better future. His memoir of Zimbabwe is called “Where We Have Hope.”


Andrew Meldrum, author of “Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe” and a journalist for The Guardian.