When Cupid’s arrow strikes an abomination

Elliot Ziwira @ The Bookstore IMAGINE a situation where a brother and sister are caught up in a love triangle, with the former’s fiancée hanging precariously on the fringes, as hearts bleed and commo...

David Harid redefines Christian poetry

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store There is a constant reminder that this world is not our home, as the crooner Jimmy Reeves sings in “Across the Bridge”, and Christians intone in their hymns.

Groping for hope in void realms

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store THERE is so much hope in the knowledge that in the absence of satiation, as it is wont to be in an oppressive environment, one can still feed on one’s faith, unperturbed...

Ode in ‘Memory of the Future’

Elliot Ziwira @The Bookstore “If I know who I am, I will be free”, so reasons the unnamed narrator in Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man”. So certain is he that the knowledge of the self is the beginning...

Redefining women’s role in society

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store Shongedza explores, among other thematic concerns, the central role that women play in fostering social cohesion and harmony, death, friendship, humility, religion and ...
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Creating monsters out of saints

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store SOME call them a menace, as they extend their unwelcome hands to them for alms and leftover food; others have no kind words for their unkempt, scarecrow appearances, wit...

Achieving cohesion, coherence in texts

Elliot Ziwira @ The BookStore THE reading of texts has been reduced to a cumbersome and monotonous experience had it not been for cohesive devices that writers exploit in linking reality and fictiona...
Shimmer Chinodya

90 minutes with Shimmer Chinodya

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store SHIMMER Chinodya (SC) is one of the most prominent writers in Zimbabwe who has mastered the genres of verse and prose. He is equally comfortable with poetry as he is wi...

The bane of ephemeral escapism

Elliot Ziwira @ the Bookstore THE philosopher Alfred Alder once said: “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them”, and the social scientist Karl Marx pointed out that “religi...