Elliot Ziwira – At the Bookstore

2 years ago | May 6, 2021

Awakening the great speaker within (Part 2)

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer In our last instalment we discussed the essence of speaking, not only as a component of ...

2 years ago | March 29, 2021

Tips on comprehension passages (Part 1)

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer There is something about examinations that is rather puzzling; in that the closer they get ...

3 years ago | November 4, 2019

Reading: Integral part of the learning process

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer The reading culture appears to be in recession and this reflects on the dearth of creativity ...

3 years ago | October 30, 2019

Being a citizen: Turning the lenses on self

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer It is every citizen’s right to live the life he desires both for himself and his children. ...

3 years ago | August 5, 2019

Let’s keep singing ‘Songs of Ourselves’

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore “SONGS of Ourselves” (2005) is a compilation of poems done by the University of Cambridge ...

3 years ago | June 19, 2019

Housing PPPs can help fight poverty

Elliot Ziwira Senior Writer “We can start with housing, the sturdiest of footholds for economic mobility. A national ...

4 years ago | April 1, 2019

Of blindness, deceitful sight

Worn out by poverty in the periphery of an opulent household, whose fat cook is deaf to their pleas to spare them bowls ...

4 years 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 ...

4 years 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, ...

4 years 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 ...

4 years 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 ...

4 years 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; ...

4 years 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 ...

4 years 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 ...

4 years 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 ...