Santoga Project: The great deception

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, new projects are welcome if they are understood by the people and if they genuinely serve the purpose. ...

Reliving the grand spectacle of the past

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve it was late winter when there was little much else to do than drinking binges and a hodgepodge of tradit...

Honey from a fly? No! Never!

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village. In the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve it is an inconsequential fallacy to expect honey from a fly, for, all you can expect is the fetid stuff...

Of Magaya and the crocodile

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve there is a proverb that says the past is history, the future is a mystery, but this moment is a gift an...

Things boys did growing up

Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, there was peace, goodness and jollity. I bought coca-cola from the village shop atop a rock promontory and opened it. The spectacul...

Prophet Magaya on the cross

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, issues about religion and religiosity, the art and the belief, occupy a very important space in social...

Day of reckoning comes

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Being Rhodesia, the white race was semi-god and you would challenge that race at your own peril

Revenge not the answer

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, if you like, I locked up cattle in the kraal without much ado. I then tethered the goats under the sil...

The trials, tribulations of cattle herders

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, it was a bright April mid-morning, a few days after closing schools. Being almost harvest time, I set ...

The slogan and education during war

Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve — if you like — the war was never a stroll in the park. By October of the Year of the People’s Power, combatants from Zanla, the mili...