This piece was originally posted on Tina-Michelle’s blog, The Dimpled One So this morning I woke up to this interesting discussion on Twitter. ZiFM asked why it … Continue reading Why modern women allegedly can not submit to their husbands…
“But tete, why are they charging so much?” “Because we value you.” It should be a simple answer, but it wasn’t. The 3rd wave, pan- African, liberal, mixed bag feminist wheels in my head, heart and stomach all turned at … Continue reading Pricing the priceless: My lobola story
Ndiri mukaranga saka ndinodhura. It’s a statement, not a question. I hail from the south-eastern part of Zimbabwe, just south of the majestic Great Zimbabwe that … Continue reading Bride “price”: Pay back whose money?
PachiShona “tsika” means two things. As with many Shona words, depending on context and how you pronounce it, it can mean, “to trample, tread or step … Continue reading Tsika tsika: Puritanism, moral decay and fingering in Zimbabwe
I have often sat contemplating what it means to be Zimbabwean. My father is Zimbabwean, kumusha kwedu kuBirchenough Bridge close to Buhera. My mother is of … Continue reading An A Free Can Zimbabwean: A history muted is not deleted