MHIKE LAUNCHES ‘NZUNGU DZEMBEU’ IN STYLE

Story by Black Mampara Emmanuel Hove Mhike   MAZVIHWA, ZIMBABWE: It was most gratifying for me to be part of the social media's WhatsApp platform administered by the soft-spoken and humble Zvishavane based author, Emmanuel 'WekwaFish' Mhike Hove, who was launching his debut Shona Poetry anthology. Entitled, 'Nzungu Dzembeu', the book sold gold as over … Continue reading MHIKE LAUNCHES ‘NZUNGU DZEMBEU’ IN STYLE

Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende Reviews “African Roar 2011”

This resplendent collection of short stories by African writers does indeed roar. The breadth and depth of topic, style, perspective and powerful story telling found within the pages of this treasure trove is enough to make you emit a roar of your own: in appreciation, in agony, in mirth, and in sheer exuberance. The story … Continue reading Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende Reviews “African Roar 2011”

The Eso Won Bookstore Reading and “African Roar” Launch

They came to support, they some bought books, and they engaged us in dialogue. Part of the audience at Eso Won Bookstore Reading and "African Roar" Launch, Los Angeles. Copies of African Roar in a special display for the event. This is going to be a long post, full of pictures and reflections. I will … Continue reading The Eso Won Bookstore Reading and “African Roar” Launch

An Evening of Stories, Poetry & Music in Los Angeles with Christopher Mlalazi

Chris Mlalazi Villa Aurora & Eso Won Bookstore present an evening of stories, poetry & music with 2010 Feuchtwanger Fellow Christopher Mlalazi, fellow Zimbabwean writer and editor Emmanuel Sigauke, and Judicanti Responsura 7PM on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Eso Won Bookstore 4331 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles 90008 Villa Aurora’s 2010 Feuchtwanger Fellow, Zimbabwean writer … Continue reading An Evening of Stories, Poetry & Music in Los Angeles with Christopher Mlalazi

New Collaboration for Indian and Zimbabwean Writers

This post was created by Sunil Sharma, an Indian scholar and writer with whom I am planning to compile an anthology of Indian-Zimbabwean short stories. An Indian publisher has expressed interest in taking up this project, but before we make a call for submissions, here is a short writing on the project. Sunil Sharma is … Continue reading New Collaboration for Indian and Zimbabwean Writers

Hard Times Have Freed Zimbabwean Literature

Zimbabwean literature in English has a short history, only having started in the 70’s with the writings of Charles Mungoshi and a few other writers. The literature started in war time, when the country was still under white minority rule, which meant that the writers had to exercise a degree of self-censorship in order not … Continue reading Hard Times Have Freed Zimbabwean Literature