Ignatious Mabasa: Shelling The Nuts

2 years ago | May 9, 2016

Learning ancestor songs

Blessing Musariri Shelling the Nuts I ONCE read a story that was originally written as a true account which was later ...

2 years ago | February 2, 2016

A day (or two) in the life of a freelance consultant

Blessing Musariri Shelling the Nuts There was a time when a man’s word was his honour. When a handshake was an ...

3 years ago | November 9, 2015

The Bucket Deadlock: A play concept in 3 acts

Blessing Musariri Shelling the Nuts Act one. Meet Liza and Henry. They live a life in which a bucket can feature ...

3 years ago | September 29, 2015

There must be a better reason than feminism

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts Li Jih-hua was a great Chinese painter and connoisseur. He told the story when Meng ...

3 years ago | September 22, 2015

Of Chinese dragons, black cats, snakes and superstition

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling the Nuts When I was a young man, my grandfather taught me how to fish such that by the age of ...

3 years ago | September 15, 2015

Stoking the fire of local languages’ literature

Ignatius T. Mabasa Shelling The Nuts ALMOST a year after making a call for Shona short stories to be published in an ...

3 years ago | September 7, 2015

When the jackal ate his own tail

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts Once upon a time, a hungry jackal searching for food thought he had found himself ...

3 years ago | September 1, 2015

It’s possible for a human being to earn the dog title

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts There are ties that bind us, that make us who we are as Africans. We share our joy ...

3 years ago | August 25, 2015

A beast that chops, chews and spits out relationships

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts The Shona will tell you that another person’s wife is your mother-in-law and your ...

3 years ago | August 11, 2015

How not to pay lobola and mess with culture

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling the Nuts Traditionally, even the poor also married, but it was not all about lots and lots of ...

3 years ago | August 4, 2015

A communion of slithering snakes and oily rituals

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts A FEW years ago I attended an Alpha Course for trainers. Alpha is a course that tells ...

3 years ago | July 21, 2015

The tongue is a snake, social media is poison

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling the Nuts Once upon a time, our communities had eyes that saw things on behalf of everybody ...

3 years ago | July 14, 2015

Chenjerai Hove, this is an anticlimax my brother

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts THIS is an anticlimax of monumental proportions Chenjerai Hove, mukoma wangu! Kings ...

3 years ago | July 7, 2015

Being a dog in times of economic crunch

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts Keeping a dog is like looking after a child. You have to take care of your dog’s ...

3 years ago | June 30, 2015

An ill-advised fly will follow a corpse into the grave

Ignatius Mabasa Shelling The Nuts I WAS at a funeral recently when one woman arrived to commiserate. When she arrived, ...