Two modern Zimbabwean women reminisce about their time as freedom fighters twenty years before. The story of Florence and Nyasha is told via flashback. It begins in Mozambique where the women have come to train as soldiers. At first the men reject their presence, making it plain that the two are second class citizens.
One day though, Florence and Nyahsa who take on the names 'Flame' and 'Liberty' respectively are called to fight. They prove themselves courageous and determined. Flame is pregnant and loses her baby during a Rhodesian air strike, but this does not stop her. Eventually the story returns to the present where the two friends attend a reunion on Hero's Day.
It is there that they realize that most of the freedom fighters, especially the women have been basically forgotten.