Chris Charamba – The Reader

3 months ago | June 18, 2018

De-constructing the knowledge of time

What is time? A simple answer that many might give is that it is a unit that measures the passing of one moment to the ...

7 months ago | March 12, 2018

African women in literature

Last week Thursday the world celebrated International Women’s Day under the theme “Press for Progress”. “A strong call ...

7 months ago | February 19, 2018

The African superhero

Breaking the tradition of this column, this week the reader shall become the watcher. On Friday, the latest instalment ...

9 months ago | January 1, 2018

The Reader’s 2018 reading challenge

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader In the spirit and tradition of making New Year resolutions, this columnist invites ...

9 months ago | December 25, 2017

Making a wish upon a paw

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader A magical creature or item appears, call it a genie as many modern tales have come ...

9 months ago | December 18, 2017

The Reader’s 2017 reads

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader As the year comes to a close it is always good for one to reflect on what it is ...

10 months ago | December 4, 2017

Poet who put Scotland on the literary map

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader One recently had the opportunity to tour the Scottish Parliament. The experience ...

10 months ago | November 20, 2017

Prompt pleasure and the reader

Christopher Farai Charamba Column Name Instant gratification is a feature of 21st century society. It can be defined as ...

10 months ago | November 13, 2017

The making of a good reader

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader What makes a good reader? Is it the ability to consume hundreds of books in a ...

11 months ago | November 6, 2017

An atheist’s view of the final days

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The book of Revelations in the Bible is quite descriptive on what one should ...

11 months ago | October 30, 2017

The long letter with life lessons

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader One finds that the best books are those that you can immediately establish a ...

12 months ago | October 9, 2017

On literature prizes

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Last Thursday, October 5, 2017 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Kazuo ...

12 months ago | September 25, 2017

Ways that books make one feel

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The best books, like most forms of art, invoke a feeling in the reader. They ...

1 year ago | September 18, 2017

Africans should be writing for African audiences

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The continent of Africa has 57 countries — depending of course who you ask — over ...

1 year ago | September 4, 2017

Making sense of the Afropolitan

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The emigration of Africans from the continent has been an ongoing exercise for the ...