Kutyauripo redefines the historical novel

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore “What I think a novelist can teach is something very fundamental, namely to indicate to his readers, to put it crudely that we in Africa did not hear of culture for the f...

Imprisonment as a permanent condition

Elliot Ziwira @ the Bookstore “Cowards die many times before their deaths, but the valiant oft taste of death but once”, says the Roman general Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, boasting ...

Enchanting ‘Tales of the Rainbow’

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Namibian poet Julia Ndinelago Amukoshi’s debut transcendental anthology of poetry, “Tales of the Rainbow” (2014), published by Township Productions, stitches together d...

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...

Comrade Gora: Patriot to the last echo

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore “This is something you will undoubtedly find hard to understand. I have decided to respond to the call of the wilderness. “It is the biggest decision I have had to take. ...

Independence not Santa’s Christmas gift

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Independence Day is upon us once again as we celebrate the coming of age of an African ideology and sensibility; an ideology that is steeped in our nationhood, regardle...

Of hungry small fish and rotten fat fish

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”, William Shakespeare observes in “Hamlet”. Denmark stinks, he aptly observes, because all and sundry have decided to throw m...