Chris Charamba – The Reader

6 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 ...

9 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 ...

10 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 ...

12 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 ...

12 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 ...

12 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...

1 year 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 ...