Articles written by: arden

What is poverty?

What is poverty?

I had just returned to the house to start making a fire to cook dinner when Liza arrived. Tall and lanky, I noticed she was wearing her school uniform even though it was a Saturday. That usually means a child doesn’t have any other clothing. I didn’t know this girl very well; she is one of the children Tsungirirai started […]

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Social Work on the Titanic

“Arden, the truth is that I am not as concerned about your safety as your mental health, I am afraid that going to work in Zimbabwe right now is going to be a lot like doing social work on the Titanic.” I sat there stunned.  My old Professor had a reputation for being painfully honest, but I was expecting a […]

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