“We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” Zimbabwean Landscapes, Identity and Ownership Discussions around landscapes in Zimbabwe are … Continue reading “We do not inherit this land from our ancestors”: Zimbabwean Landscapes & Identity
“History is a tale of fierce animals, a book with wolves on every page….” No one knows what it means, but it gets the people going, doesn’t it? The type of quote that gets you thinking. A blood and thunder … Continue reading A very convenient gospel: Zimbabwean history as told by ZANU-PF
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
Save for my sour grapes, I do still believe that there is hope for our beloved homeland. We are not chronically poor. The best part about life is that there is always someone worse off *evil laugh. We do still … Continue reading Part II: Musings From The Groin Of Zimbabwe – Some Air Freshener
It’s dark down here. It’s sweaty and smells bad. The humid greasiness is overpowering, the daily grind of potholes and gunk. It gets depressing. Stuck in … Continue reading Part I: Musings from the groin of a self-absorbed Zimbabwe
Exile is not just physical A friend of mine has been asking me to contribute to this blog for a long time, to which I kept promising a few paragraphs that never came. What he did not know, until now … Continue reading Exile is not just physical: On the outside looking in
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
For many, leaving Zimbabwe to settle elsewhere is both exciting and harrowing. As a Zimbabwean living in England, I have for a while wanted to share my thoughts on some of the more apposite issues that face Zimbabweans in the … Continue reading The diasporan dilemma: Ndafunga dande!
Accountability is something I have always wanted to explore and discuss, particularly within the Zimbabwean context. Accountability seems to have lost its meaning and has become … Continue reading Of accountability (or lack of) in Zimbabwe
The 5th Brigade: Gukurahundi Before delving into the meat of the horrors committed by the 5th Brigade, it is important to make some crucial distinctions. It is generally agreed that there were two massive operations undertaken by the government of … Continue reading Part II: Gukurahundi – Silence is not golden and ignorance is far from bliss