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...

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...
Fidel Castro

Great historical figure has gone to sleep

Sekai Nzenza on Wednesday— When Fidel Castro died last week, my cousin Reuben wiped his misty eyes. I think he was crying. But I am not sure. Then he called our cousin Sam, the one who is marri...
Ruredzo or feso is the vine like plant that grows on the ground and has purple flowers. In English it is called boot protectors, stud plant or devil thorn

The coming of soap to our village

Sekai Nzenza  On Wednesday— My grandmother, Mbuya VaMandirowesa hated soap. Any soap. She said soap smelt bad and it was full of white man’s medicine that was not good for the skin.