Her article start with a generalization of African children raised in christian families. Then she moves to her personal situation. Let us not forget there is not a single story, not even among christians. Charisse Chikwir delves into her pentecostal background and her cultural heritage. She wants to revive and restore that Shona background and … Continue reading Why I’m reclaiming my spiritual identity
The Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi was interviewed for the magazine Okay Africa. In this interview she answers questions from the journalist Rufaro Samanga. One of the main topics of this all female talk is the latest publication by Panashe ‘These Bones Will Rise Again’.
It seems he wrote his novel while living in a tent after he was kicked out of a prestigious university, based at Oxford. Dambudzo Marechera wrote The House of Hunger. It was published 40 years ago. The House of Hunger was built with open windows on the future. Hunger entered the country in the latter … Continue reading The 40-year-old “prophetic” novel
Zimbabwe is not at the forefront off the literary world, not even within the boundaries of African literature. But still people take time to write and to publish and to read. Men and women. In this article you will find the works of 11 women writers form Zimbabwe. Time to catch up with developments in … Continue reading On literature from Zimbabwe, 11 women writers and their works
In this article the Zimbabwean writer Panashe Chigumadzi writes about the effects of the disappearance of the Robert Mugabe from the centre of power. He has been leading the country from the start of independence. Panashe takes the Zimbabwean ruins and her ancestors as founding elements of her country. But is this sufficient?
The events are still new in our memories. The events in the country of Zimbabwe where uncle Bob had to to step down, forced by the military and rising displeasure by the people of this country. The recent decades in Zimbabwean history come to the fore in the novel These bones will rise. This book … Continue reading The Indigo Press in the launch of their first book, These bones will rise again