Some mentally-ill people suffer in silence without any support from drugs, and are often subjected to stigma and discrimination

The stigma of mental illness

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday Last Saturday afternoon I was at Harare Hospital Psychiatric Unit. I went there with Susan, a doctor friend of mine from Australia, who was visiting and she wanted to meet D...
Perhaps it’s time we keep the villages as holiday houses and places to teach children about life in the past

Returning to the village for life skills

Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday On the way to the village last week, we took two 15-year-old girls and one 18-year old. They sat in the back seat of the car together, quietly watching the countryside.

Lost art of the love letter

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday LOVE letters had a romantic charm that brought feelings of warmth and joy to the heart. They gave us an opportunity to express emotions of the heart. You would see a man or ...

Scars, symbols of memories

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday The elders had a saying about scars. “Mazvokuda mavanga enyora,” meaning, the scars gained from incisions are an example of choices made by an individual. But some scars are...
Valentine’s Day should be a confirmation and celebration of love, as we celebrate it by sending love poetry, sharing food or drink, dancing or even sending presents and flowers to loved ones

Valentine’s Day, the celebration of love

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday In a Ugandan Valentine’s Day video clip circulating on WhatsApp, a well-dressed messenger arrives at a big door carrying a present, red flowers and a card. He knocks and a m...
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Looking to the past, celebrating New Year

Sekai Nzenza On Wednesday— New Year’s Day 2017. Last night there were fireworks, celebration, laughter, singing, drinking and dancing. People singing Happy New Year! Happy New Year! In Zimbabwe...