From the book jacket: Foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in
Zimbabwe in 1997. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of
AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started
volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and
short-staffed. One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the
orphanage. After a near-death hospital
stay the ailing child was entrusted to
the care of Tucker and Vita. Within weeks Chipo, the girl-child whose name
means gift, would come to mean everything to them.
Still an active correspondent, Tucker crisscrossed the continent, filing stories about the uprisings in the Congo, the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the post-genocidal conflict in Rwanda. At home in Harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. Soon she ...
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