Imagine you are the captain of a ship about to set sail to the high seas… You decide who boards and joins you on what you plan to be and hope will be an epic journey. It is up to you. In line to board are the following: • People who believe in you and […] https://lawlifeleanings.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/captaining-your-ship/ Continue reading “Captaining your ship,” by Ottilia Anna MaSibanda
A servant is one who performs duties for others. A servant’s greatest attribute is humility, and putting others first. At least so the definition goes… With the majority of Zimbabweans being Christian, Zimbabwe has politicians who love quoting the bible … Continue reading Politics: the dirty game of (self) service?
In as much as we sympathise with the French and the sad event that has befallen their nation, there has been a growing wave of pseudo … Continue reading To change your profile picture or nah? THAT is the question…
Something curious has been happening in Zimbabwe of late. The nation’s First Lady has been holding rallies in various provinces. These rallies look and sound like campaign rallies to me, anyway. Though there’s nothing she could be campaigning for. She … Continue reading From the bedroom to the presidential boardroom: The slow rise of women in power
Hey, you! Yes, you. Stop slut shaming. I recently read about the “top 50 Harare naughty girls” list while catching up on what was then the … Continue reading Slut-shamers, sit down, it’s not your vagina
When I was in law school, we debated the acceptability or otherwise of corporal punishment and I recall students from Zimbabwe, Kenya and Zambia voicing their support. The South African students were mortified. Further discussions with peers from countries where … Continue reading Spare the rod and spoil the child…or is it?
Rape is a horrendous act whose destructive effects can plague the survivor for the rest of their life. It is an experience that most survivors can … Continue reading The aftermath of rape: The untold story
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August brought to the fore a number of race-related issues in South Africa. Much of what happened in August, and continues to this day, is hardly new nor surprising. To me, August represented a… Continue reading Addressing Racism: The Ones Who Must Listen, Don’t
“Mbuya Nehanda kufa vachishereketa, kuti tinotora sei nyika ino? Shoko rimwe ravakatiudza tora gidi uzvitonge.” Without a doubt, most Zimbabweans are familiar with this song; a … Continue reading Of skulls and diesel…
From the moment the first cramp hits it feels like someone has just shoved a huge hand up her vagina into her uterus and is now ripping out all of her insides with the force of a hundred men. The … Continue reading “Bleed it out,” he thought, “Are you OK?,” he asked
What happened to the Ripe ‘n Ready girls? We all had crushes (no Mazoe) on them right? Who doesn’t remember-slash-miss, “Are you ready? I’m ready! Ripe … Continue reading Reflections on ZBC: Whatever happened to the Ripe n’ Ready Girls?
Hi, my name is Ottilia and I really don’t care about Cecil the lion. I had been thinking it for days. I’d hinted at it in conversation. I’d made some glib remarks on twitter. I wasn’t sure I’d say it “out … Continue reading ‘Cecil’ was not my beloved… but his death made me think
Induku enhle iganyulwa ezizweni Ian Palmer, a British South Africa Police reservist from East Lancashire sits in the common room of Manfred House at the University … Continue reading What if? A story untold
I used to laugh at how people speak English. I laughed because they could not pronounce English words according to how I thought they should be pronounced. Now, for me, it no longer matters how people pronounce words (even though … Continue reading In the grips of English: The language conundrum
I walked into the living room and was horrified to find that I could not watch a telenovela directed by a friend of mine because my father was … Continue reading Digitise or go dark?: But we have been in the dark!