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May 16, 2018 10:55 AM ‘Drinking with a dead man’

Nyoni said he met Gwata two years ago after she had been referred to him as the “right person to know in Bulawayo”. A mental health therapist and arts lover, Gwata obviously was hunting for one who would echo a Marechera kind of worship of mental freedom: “my name is not money but mind” he once wrote. Later, as Nyoni said, Gwata and himself would collaborate 64

August 1, 2017 10:18 PM Chifunyise’s heartwarming advice for local book industry

On the first day, the Indaba deliberations dealt with the need to reclaim the local book industry’s glory which has been dimmed by various factors, including the seemingly indomitable crime of book piracy. Eight presenters from Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Zambia gave stimulating insights during the sessions that discussed topics such as the economics of the book, information 91

April 19, 2015 5:04 AM Take ownership of the problem

The extent of political ambivalence in our top echelons does nothing to demystify the prevailing myths about Africans from other countries on the continent, writes Tinyiko Maluleke. Johannesburg - Why don’t we all converge on a village hill somewhere, there to proclaim, once and for all, that the stoning, hacking and killing of fellow human beings, in our name, in our country 4

March 21, 2015 7:41 AM When the bitch is back in heat!

I WILL share this one with you my reader. After all, my performance in the past weeks has been culpably erratic. So this other day a friend taps my shoulder, a sure sign aida kundibatisa (to confide). I demurred and this is what followed. Pal, you are aware Tsvangirai was in the US? Yes, it was in the press, I responded, careful to warn him against taking 5

February 14, 2015 10:50 AM Zimbabwean tables must serve what Zimbabwean farms produce

One riotous evening in the eighties, the late Dambudzo Marechera started his vivid address to a writers' indaba by what seemed a senseless, irreverent postulate: "We are a sexually active nation!" Soon after, he broke into fitful giggles that befitted a reckless god laughing at sinful humanity. In the audience was a Cabinet minister who shall remain 8

November 10, 2014 1:26 AM UK scholar's Marechera film well received

A CONTROVERSIAL film by an academic about inter-racial love has been unexpectedly well received in Zimbabwe. Flora and Dambudzo focuses on an episode in the relationship between the married German scholar Flora Veit Wild and the leading Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera. “Dambudzo was a flamboyant and eccentric figure at the time and is arguably still 3

July 5, 2014 3:02 AM Poets to join World Poetry celebrations

THE House of Hunger Poetry Slam at Book Café will today unite local poets in an event to celebrate the World Poetry Movement. Poets from Harare and beyond are set to put Zimbabwe firmly on the poetry map of our planet, with a strong shout-out for Peace and Freedom of Expression. One of its goals is to include most of the strongest international poetry 28