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Letty Chihoro was born in 1953 in Southern Rhodesia when it was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. At that time Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia and Malawi was known as Nyasaland. By the time she went to senior school, Ian Smith had declared his Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) and the country was now called Rhodesia. In 1980, after gaining independence from Britain, the country became Zimbabwe.
Caught between African traditional practices, Christian fundamentalism and the racism typical of British Colonialism she became impatient with traditional practices, skeptical of Christianity and angry at the racism.
Living in such a society, it was inevitable that the standard African diet was dropped in favour of the standard Western diet. Letty grew up with many chronic health issues like allergies and migraines. This was compounded by the anger and self-worth issues that came with living in a society where one race was considered vastly superior to all the others.
Through the internet, the ready availability of books, courses and practice she gradually overcame her health challenges and started moving towards peace of mind and mental well-being.
Letty lives in the UK, with her family.