Books

The invisible black man in white Rhodesian literature

Ignorance is not bliss. Whoever said ignorance was bliss must have been high on something. Ignorance is dangerous because it can lead to suicidal decisions. Knowledge is power because it is through knowledge that one can navigate the vagaries of life with the rigour of an empowered mind. ...Read More

‘Waiting for An Angel’ by Helon Habila

Review by Ioana Danaila “It was in the ships that the mouth-locks were used, so that they [the slaves] couldn’t console each other and rally their spirits and thereby revolt. To further discourage communication, no two persons of the same language were kept together: Mandingo was chained to Yoruba, Wolof was chained to Ibo, Bini was chained to Hausa. You see, every oppressor knows that wherever one word is joined to another word to form a sentence, there’ll be revolt. That is our work, the media: to refuse to be silenced, to encourage legitimate criticism wherever we find it.” ...Read More

Revisiting Hove’s poetry collections

Chenjerai Hove’s poetry attacks all forces that degrades the lives of ordinary people. ...Read More

The rape must stop - Mashingaidze Gomo’s war cry

Two years ago, Rodwell Makombe published a seminal article on the Durban University and Technology Open Scholar website, in which he convincingly argues that for many years, African countries have grappled to develop an ideological framework that suits the dynamics of the African context. ...Read More

‘Waiting for An Angel’ by Helon Habila

“It was in the ships that the mouth-locks were used, so that they [the slaves] couldn’t console each other and rally their spirits and thereby revolt. ...Read More

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