Useful Zimbabwean Blog

Fungai James Tichawangana's coverage of Zimbabwean Literature on his blog Unofungei Fungai is the best I have seen so far. I was on Google looking for news covering names like Ignatius Mabasa and Memory Chirere when I came across this rich resource and I was hooked.  See this exemplary entry:  Slamming Them Together Through Poetry The House … Continue reading Useful Zimbabwean Blog

ZIBF CANCELLATION REAL BLOW ON ZIMBABWEAN BOOK INDUSTRY

It is a tradition that began in 1983, when the new star African country, Zimbabwe, was embracing the fruits of high literacy. Amidst the euphoria of independence, the widespread introduction of educational programs meant to reach the remotest corner of the country, the ZIBF was formed to serve as Africa's example of the appreciation of … Continue reading ZIBF CANCELLATION REAL BLOW ON ZIMBABWEAN BOOK INDUSTRY

Narrow Definition of Poetry Has Some Writers Worry About its Future

"Poetry may be out of fashion, but it is the finest expression of what makes us human", writes Jay Parini in an article published by The Australian and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Parini goes on to show us the developments, or deaths, of poetry over the years. The article aptly concludes with Parini stating that he … Continue reading Narrow Definition of Poetry Has Some Writers Worry About its Future

Genre Expansion Necessary for African Writing

The continent of Africa continues to rely on foreign writers as suppliers of books in the genres of romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This needs to stop immediately. We want the world to start reading romances written in Africa, by African writers. We want African readers to read romances (in the Harlequin & … Continue reading Genre Expansion Necessary for African Writing