Reflections

Stick, stone and books

By Tafadzwa Razemba: I went to a lovely little nursery school tucked away in a quiet suburb of Harare where I was a bit of a bully. Apparently I was slightly bigger than most of the kids and would use kicking, my teeth and fists to get my way. Honestly, I still find this hard to believe if not ridiculous, […]

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Poetry

Please don’t hush me!

By Rukhshana Namuyimba Please don’t shush me up! I know who I am, where I have been and where I am headed. I know what I know but even more profound I know what I do not know. And what I know I’ll share if you’ll but let me speak this once. I respect you for you are the man […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

No more graves to bury the dead

By Thabang Tlaka: She gazed upon horror and never flinched, Danced with the darkest of demons, yet still stands. Her sweetest melodies are trapped in fantasies Edged deeply in her bosom, yet Constantly purged by a nebulous search for remedies Africa, gazes upon her dead as they bury their dead.   She hears the voices, the echoing sounds… Deep within […]

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Reflections

The Power of music

By Ben Mwine: I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us – Martin Luther I could as well say enough said and leave it at what […]

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Illusions of a Bachelor, Series

Illusions at the Cafe

By Aaron Aroriza: There's a soccer review of great goals on one of the screens in the café. One goal catches everyone's attention and for a moment everything in the café seems to freeze. A bare footed young boy called Nick Twinamatsiko scores a goal which everyone in the café, including me agrees is the greatest goal ever scored. And […]

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Series, The Apprentice

The Apprentice: Will you continue being a fraud in 2012?

By Kizzy Katawonga Yes, I mean you. You are a fraud, a charlatan, a poseur. You aren't who you really are. You are a cleverly disguised menagerie created by the standards, ideas and dreams of the people around you but behind it all, just a sham. You're probably a successful corporate drone, smart in your suit and tie with your […]

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