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 ...
Cde Kanengoni

No, you are not dead Cde Kanengoni!

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Senior Writer Mudhara Gora Alexander Kanengoni you are not dead. How can you be dead when just two weeks ago I met you with Amai — your wife, at Montagu Shopping Centre in the ...
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...