Beware of the cunning Hare in our midst

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store My late grandmother Violet, popularly known by her legion of admirers as VaVhariyeta, was a storyteller par excellence. She could tell us old and new tales with the sam...

Exploring the essence of bargaining

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store A plethora of definitions has been advanced by different communicators in an attempt to explain bargaining, especially collective. Though they differ in their presentati...

Hopelessness, the yearn for homely home

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store “Where then are the roots, where the solution To life’s equation The roots are nowhere There are no roots here Probe if you may From now until doomsday.” The above lines...

Exploring social impact of advertising

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore ADVERTISING, which according to the American Marketing Association, refers to “any paid form of non-personal presentation and promotion of ideas or social services by a...

When art is more than mere rhetoric

Elliot Ziwira @The Bookstore One unique trait about Joyce Jenje Makwenda is her ability to tell the woman’s story without being overly defensive or overtly feminine, which makes it possible for her a...

The monster-victims that society creates

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store Through adept characterisation, realism and language, Brian Chikwava’s “Harare North” (2009), purveys, among other concerns, the way society creates victims who invaria...

When hope wears a woman’s face

Elliot Ziwira At The Bookstore “Isanusi, I have to ask. The world we knew, the world we have put together; my father and his first General, you, my sister, and in a way General Otumfwo, that world is...

Exploring the nature of conflict

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store Conflict, according to Devito (1992:243), “refers to disagreements . . . between or among connected individuals, close friends, lovers or family members”. As posited by ...