By Tatenda Mashanda The History of Policing in Zimbabwe by Augustine Chihuri is a disappointing and poorly written book that fails to provide any meaningful insight into the evolution of the police force in...
By Arthur Choga The conversations around Kelly Rusike, the talented jazz bassist who recently passed away in Harare, have been very interesting. They paint a picture of how musicians who are...
By Arthur Choga My first memory of Stella Chiweshe was on a small Supersonic transistor radio powered by an Eveready PM9 battery. Yes, that black battery with the silver lines. This...
Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe's mbira legend, has died in Harare at age 76. Here, we republish a piece by writer PERCY ZVOMUYA, in which he spoke to Chiweshe on how she defied detractors to become the foremost player...
By Chris Chenga Back in May, the Gems returned to Harare on a wet and cold Sunday evening. They were coming from a Tri-Nations tournament in Malawi. They gave each other no long gestures...
By Ranga Mberi We watched as the mupostori hoisted his flag over that open piece of land near our house. He stood back and admired it as it fluttered in...
By Ranga Mberi Here’s a story about how a folk song from Bulawayo became a cult classic in America. Sometime in the 1940s, there was a man called George Sibanda,...
‘Dear Samantha’ was a letter from Dambudzo Marechera to his lover, Samantha, has often gone viral on social media. Only that, it wasn’t from Marechera. It was, in fact, written by Austin Kaluba, a Zambia writer, as...
By Melanie Boehi Jimalo, the main protagonist in Farai Mudzingwa’s short story Green Shadows in the Kiya Kiya Republic (Mbonga Press, 2021), is trying to survive in a dystopian Zimbabwe in which the formal...
By Farai Mutsaka For the first time in his life, Gift Livingstone Sango, 65, saw a painting by his father depicting Jesus as a Black man. “My father used to draw...
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