Exploring emotive language in literature

Lovemore Ranga Matairer The Reader The language of literature is often used in an emotive way to arouse emotional response, for writers generally believe that they have an obligation to ensure that t...

Should writers review each other’s work?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Conversations with local Zimbabwean writers are sometimes mentally draining. There is always a latent siege mentality. Like an endangered species, they find comfort ...

An elderly white lady at Treasure Trove

Ranga Lovemore Mataire The Reader Located at corner Sam Nujoma Street and George Silundinka Avenue is a very unusual place called Treasure Trove. It’s such an odd place with one side displaying some ...

Maurice Nyagumbo – in his own words

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader DESPITE the unfortunate nature of his death, Maurice Tapfumaneyi Nyagumbo was endowed with an undying spirit that spurred him on even in the face of adversity until ...
The late Dr Utete is the latest national hero to be buried at the National Heroes Acre

What constitutes heroism?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire : Senior Writer Conferment of heroism on an individual has over the years become an emotive issue with some people advocating the setting up of a national “inclusive” body resp...

How colonialism shaped Zim literature

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Independence offered boundless possibilities to Zimbabwean writers coming from an environment of extreme censorship and other repressive laws that stifled the creati...

Is Zimunya a romantic poet?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader One of Zimunya’s poetry collections, which stands out as a clear indication of the poet’s romantic attachment to nature and the rural landscape is his “Selected Poem...

A story everyone must read

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Fatima Conteh is not a very common author. I stumbled upon her story, as I was perusing heaps of novels that deal with religion as a stumbling block for women’s eman...

Celebrating Chikwava’s literary prowess

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader There are instances when publishers rush to box an author in limiting spaces. In such instances, certain labels are attached to writers. The labels may signal death ...

Refreshing voices in Fresh Ink

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Fresh Ink-Collaborative Poetry (2016) compiled by and published by Joseph Mahiya is a book comprising 29 young poets focusing on growing up, relationships, love and ...