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Zimbabwe Independence Day

Like much of Africa, the area that is now Zimbabwe was long controlled by Europeans. In 1922, the 34,000 European settlers chose to become a self-governing British colony,  58 more words

Short Story #15. Oxford, Black Oxford (Dambuzdo Marechera)

Deal Me In Reading Challenge: I drew the nine of clubs.

Story: Oxford, Black Oxford, by Dambuzdo Marechera (in The Granta Book of the African Short Story… 337 more words

Deal Me In Short Story Challenge 2014


The luckless Vernon as a young man 1917

It is only a stupid cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir – African Proverb… 3,045 more words

South Africa

Austinite with an Accent

“How long have you lived in Austin?”  “You don’t sound very Texan.”  “You’ve been here HOW many years??”

I have an accent and such phrases are no stranger to my ears.   357 more words

March 2014

Is there another Vybz Kartel in the making by the name of Soul Jah Love?

A Zimbabwean artist by the name of Soul Jah Love has been deemed as the next Vybz Kartel. Now we all know reggae music, dancehall music can be heard in every part of the world, and in Zimbabwe this artist has had such hits as “Ndini Uya Uya,” “Makonzo,” “Handichabatika,” and “Zvandinomudira.” When I studied this artist, I can say yes to the old Kartel via pre 2009.. 7 more words

Zimbabwe's 'Rising Star' for 30 Years

That famous line of Mandela’s referring to Robert Mugabe must really have annoyed the latter  “…he was the star and then the sun came out…” I can hazard a guess at his reaction upon reading that at breakfast one fine Harare morning. 763 more words