The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is on his way to celebrate his birthday. He is an old man, but he is still in power. 31 more words
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In December I won a short story competition. My prize was a Kobo Glo E-Reader which was delivered to me by post. I must admit that when Kindles and e-readers came onto the market that I was quite old school about the whole thing – I love the feel and smell of books, the time and care that is taken in designing covers, typesetting, and the choice of font and paper. 542 more words
Working in the studio of Eddi Fleming, we listened to several chapters of a remarkable first novel by a Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo, “We Need New Names.” As the story tells how children in a shanty town play games such as “finding bin Laden” and cope with terrible privation, disease, and death, it made a striking contrast to my small struggles with color, value, proportion.