Oral testimonials from Zimbabwe

February 23, 2011

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Voters line up in Harare in 2008 despite a boycott by the opposition and international pressure to postpone the elections.

Add Zimbabwe to the list of dictatorships spooked by the uprisings in North Africa. The regime charged 46 people with treason yesterday. During the past decade, the situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated with political violence and inflation rates that are unimaginable for most Americans. The book, Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives, lets the people of Zimbabwe explain how they get by. One of the book’s editors, Peter Orner, shares stories of the people behind the testimonials.

 

 

 

EVENT
Peter Orner reads and discusses Hope Deferred at DePaul University’s Visiting Writers Program
Thursday, February 24, 6:00 pm
DePaul University,
Dorothy Day Room 400 John T. Richardson Library
2350 North Kenmore Avenue