Rtd Brigadier-General Felix Muchemwa

The struggle for land in Zimbabwe

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader It is difficult to fault Dr Muchemwa’s narrative for every statement is backed by historical or archival footnotes. Actually, most of the material is derived from wr...

Celebrating Booker T. Washington, Du Bois

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Black History Month, which is also referred to as the African-American History Month in America, is annually observed in United States, Canada and Britain as a perio...

The immortalisation of Mwalimu Nyerere

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere is a luminous figure in the birth of independent Africa whose astuteness, simplicity and dedication to the African cause is yet to b...

The missing link in the new curriculum

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader One of the areas that I think the new curriculum failed to fully capture is the issue of children’s literature in local languages. In a presentation at the Zimbabwe ...

Creative Writing Press Club comes to UZ

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Students undertaking an English Honours Degree programme at the University of Zimbabwe recently launched the English Department Creative Writing/Press Club whose mis...

African civilisation is not a myth

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Cheikh Anta Diop, the Senegalese author, Egyptologist and philosopher has contributed a lot to debunking orchestrated attempts by European historians to reduce Afric...

Poetry and the liberation struggle

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Readere Up In Arms (1982) by Chenjerai Hove is arguably one of the most enduring poetry collections by a Zimbabwean author that captures in detail the multifarious dichotom...

Culture, avarice in ‘The Offshoot’

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader The Offshoot (2008) by Priority Project Publishing is a uniquely woven narrative that lies between a short story, a novella or a novel. It is too long to be a short ...
Julius Malema

Why S. Africa needs a second liberation

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader There were mixed reactions when President Mugabe recently said South Africa needed to embark on a second liberation struggle as the country was fundamentally and eco...