Blogs

2 months ago | January 14, 2019

A peek into ‘This Side of Nothingness’

Life itself loses lustre if all that one can think of is one’s demise, as if death is not borne of life. Death drives ...

3 months ago | December 10, 2018

Achebe pokes at inherited African tragedies

In Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah (1987), the central character, Sam has power thrust upon him unexpectedly, ...

5 months ago | October 7, 2018

Awakening the great speaker within

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore In a world where exhibition of skills and competencies are in vogue, aided by the ...

6 months ago | September 25, 2018

ED, the broken window philosophy

There are crimes that injure individuals, and then there are crimes that injure society. Crimes that injure individuals ...

7 months ago | August 14, 2018

Embracing, enhancing devolution

A new way of doing things is being inculcated in Zimbabwe. The narrative is very clear that we have to recall the ...

7 months ago | August 13, 2018

Remembering our gallant freedom fighters

Elliot [email protected] The Book Store As you read this instalment from the shelves of the Bookstore today gentle reader, spare a ...

8 months ago | July 23, 2018

Struggle for legitimacy in the post-colonial state

Through assimilation, France sought to create a black man who would think of himself as French first and African second; ...

8 months ago | July 17, 2018

Let’s elect a credible candidate

If a vision lacks realism, it also lacks credibility. Any father can come to their children and promise them the most ...

8 months ago | July 10, 2018

Opposition impairing ZEC‘s autonomy

There are two sides to Zimbabwe’s elections. There is a side that wants to portray the country as peaceful and going ...

9 months ago | July 3, 2018

Compassionate ED soft as wool

To this writer a soft person or, more specifically, a soft leader is one who has emotional intelligence. It is one who ...

9 months ago | July 1, 2018

Of violence, xenophobia and dry season flowers

The paralysis, malaise and claustrophobia that weigh down on familial, communal and national discourses leading to ...

9 months ago | June 26, 2018

ED walks the talk on re-engagement

The New Dispensation brought civility into our politics. It brought respect and, more importantly, it brought dialogue. ...

9 months ago | June 24, 2018

Of non-believers, collective suffering and the artiste

The controversial and contradictory nature of liberation struggles across Africa in general, and Southern Rhodesia in ...

9 months ago | June 19, 2018

Why digital money makes sense

William Arthur Ward was an American who contributed a lot to the Reader’s Digest. His main genres were inspirational ...

9 months ago | June 18, 2018

Omar Salem kindles the African dream

Land has always been a people’s pride, and it remains so, because without land ownership development continues to recede ...