Increasingly, in the ghettos and out there in the villages, we see syndicates of predatory mourners. They can sing and dance all night if the price is right

Morning comes with mourning

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts There is always something cathartic about mourning. When your flood of tears and emotion wash your eyelids and drench your weeping heart, there is afterwards an unmis...
The late Paul Matavire

Making choices and moving on

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts Comrades and friends, please indulge me a little longer while I continue to mine from the depths of the wisdom of our people. Poetry and profound thought ooze like ho...
Guinea fowl are a protected species in Zimbabwe. Like the flame lily and the python, they are royalty

Creatively using the wisdom in our proverbs

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts There is a wonderful saying from the archives of Shona wisdom which in its original form says, “Kugara nhaka huona dzevamwe (We learn from others and are then able to...
Zodwa Wabantu

Has common decency become expendable?

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts Comical incidents come in many forms and on a variety of occasions and circumstances. There are some people whose antics are thought to border on insanity.
Musaemura Zimunye

How good when brothers dwell in unity

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts True life, the best teacher, is an instructive paradox. While we live on Mother Earth, we continue willy-nilly to experience and even celebrate what the erudite Profe...
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait has enthralled the world for centuries and inspired a classic song about the woman’s mystic smile

Things that men do because of women

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts When I was a boy with milk on the nose as they say, and still at primary school, a rather perspicacious friend of mine, a little too world-wise for his age if you ask...

Dealing with book piracy in Zimbabwe

David Mungoshi Shelling The Nuts The maxim that says, “to each according to their needs and from each according to their ability” is particularly relevant in today’s Zimbabwe. We have neglected this ...
Memory Chirere

Live Like An Artist, at last!

David Mungoshi Shelling The Nuts While blowing one’s own trumpet does not always endear people to their peers, the very act of doing so is offset by the assertion in the proverb that says, “Faint hea...

Women, mothers heroes of our life

David Mungoshi Shelling the Nuts Over the weekend I drove to Coventry to be among happy and united Zambians celebrating 52 years of their country’s independence. I can say without any hesitation what...