3/23/16 - 3/23/16
Chimerenga is a Shona word that means "struggle" and refers to the several phases of the Zimbabwe struggle for independence. In a way, the city of Harare is still struggling. Although independence was won in 1980, signs of British colonialism abound. Beautiful buildings that were built during colonization are everywhere, such as the Presidential Palace, Parliament, the City Council building. Travelers are instructed not to photograph these buildings, lest your intentions be questioned. It is complicated city with multiple identities. We were there Monday and will return for Thursday thru Saturday.