Expressing freedom through language

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store Fiction is an expression of a people’s yearnings, aspirations, desire for liberation in all its facets, cultural mores and values, and a quest for psychic catharsis.

When race places a wedge in love’s eye

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store Imagine a world without boundaries, where love knows neither race nor ethnicity, where everyone else is a friend regardless of age or level of presumed education. Just ...

Straying out of hostile enclosures

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store “A dog is a dog. The average African dog is less than that. The average African dog is a creature to be kicked, scolded and have missiles thrown at it – an inconv...

When faith impedes success

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store The Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka, in “The Three Short Plays” (1969) explores how faith can be a deterrent to one’s quest for success, as it impedes on one’s reason...

No, in Africa one cannot just die!

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store “COWARDS die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once… for death, a necessary end, will come when it will come”, so reasons William Sha...

When hope becomes an uncertain dream

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store When everything is skewed in favour of the powerful, well-oiled and silver spooned, the feeble and vulnerable place their hopes on the likelihood of picking up crumbs f...
Memory Chirere

Tête-à-tête with Chirere in the woods

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Memory Chirere (MC) is one of the finest Zimbabwean writers who have mastered the short story in both English and Shona traditions. Here At The Bookstore’s pen Elliot Z...

Unpacking Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s ‘Secret Lives’

Elliot [email protected] Book Store KENYAN writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o compellingly tells the African story from a vantage point, using a combination of wit, humour and contempt.He visits the African experien...

Be wary of The Unwelcome Visitor, My Son

Elliot Ziwira At The Bookstore The temptation is always to ignore such books and dismiss or give them to kids. Well, are books written for children by adults supposed to be read only by children?When...
Imelda Tsumba

Imelda Tsumba announces grand arrival

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store It is not every day that a writer in any genre launches 20 books, as what 58-year-old motivational writer Imelda Tsumba (IT) has set out to do. Here she talks to At the ...