When a woman brings a good man down

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher,” so reasons the philosopher Socrates. But really, m...

Exorcising the ghost of silence

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store MARTIN Luther King Jnr once remarked that: “The greatest tragedy of our time is not the few who have destroyed, but the vast majority who sat idly by.” The great human ...

Reliving the pain of being black and blue

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore “What did I do to be black and blue?” innocently asks the crooner Louis Armstrong, unable to decipher why everything seems to be ganging up against him, because of the ...

Nyamufukudza, the irony of heroism

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore Stanley Nyamufukudza remains as enigmatic as he is sceptically honest when it comes to putting the role of the artiste in society into perspective through his flat-refuta...

Escaping from suffering through laughter

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore Africans generally, and Zimbabweans particularly, are a unique people in that instead of wallowing in sorrow in a world where the superiority of race is evoked at every c...

Enthusing in musical allure of poetry

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore One of nature’s finest gifts to Man is music, which makes it possible for him to relate to his fellow men and the environs around him. Music is a powerful tool in a miasm...