Elliot Ziwira – At the Bookstore

4 days 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, ...

2 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 ...

4 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 ...

5 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; ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 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 ...

6 months ago | June 11, 2018

Exposing The Honourable MP’s hypocrisy

Juxtaposing opulence and abject poverty, the dramatist takes the reader into the private space of the MP, who has become ...

7 months ago | May 4, 2018

Press Freedom Day: Zim poised for media transparency

Elliot Ziwira Senior Features Writer YESTERDAY journalists around the globe celebrated World Press Freedom Day under the ...

8 months ago | April 22, 2018

When poets respond in unison to hope’s call

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store HAVING emerged on the Zimbabwean literary landscape after Independence in 1980, Tafataona ...

8 months ago | April 9, 2018

The nature of belonging in ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store Jean Rhys explores the problematic nature of belonging in “Wide Sargasso Sea” (1966) ...

9 months ago | April 2, 2018

The emotional artiste’s feeling as his law

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store There is something about the Romantic theory that is both inspirational and boggling, when ...

9 months ago | March 26, 2018

No colour, no tribe, just Zimbabweans

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store IF we combine, the resilience in you my sister; coupled with your motherly glow, your ...

9 months ago | March 12, 2018

Unpacking Zimunya’s ‘country dawns and city lights’

HOME is where the heart yearns for; where one’s realisation of its fulfilment of purpose, charm, harmony, serenity and ...

9 months ago | March 5, 2018

When glasshouse dwellers start pelting neighbours

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store “These heads of the government are the true traitors in Africa, for they sell their ...