In the old chief's country

my life in Zimbabwe and other places

Chris McIvor



After Sudan, Zimbabwe. In the second volume of his African memoirs Chris McIvor, now Deputy Regional Director for Save the Children UK in Southern Africa, remembers his first stint in Zimbabwe, the many great characters he met, the poverty, the enormous job of repair required to European - African relations and, through it all, hope.


[McIvor] provides the essential historical context but allows the individual characters to speak for themselves and bring their cultures to life... - Northwords Now


Chris McIvor is former director of Save the Children in Harare.