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...
By Chris Chenga At some point, every Zimbabwean wonders: "Why isn't there money in our sports?" The curiosity has become more pertinent as sports business worldwide has exploded to contribute to...
By Enock Muchinjo Legendary Jamaican Steve Bucknor set the benchmark for cricket umpires of African heritage. The man from the West Indies was a colossal figure in the game, umpiring a record 128...
In this instalment of 'Stories from Dangamvura', Chris Kabwato returns to the venues that once hosted some of Zimbabwe's most loved musicians. It's not quite the same. The music has left, and so has the glory days...
By Chris Kabwato Over recent weeks, it has been pleasing to follow the nostalgic conversations on Twitter about the Zimbabwean music and artists of yesteryear. It brought to my mind my...
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