Webster Shamu influenced my father: Part Two

Continued from last week HAVING seen his mentors depart for war, my father decided to join the liberation struggle. For him there was no other option...

Dealing with symbols and memories of oppression

LAST week I was in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The approach to Grahamstown had been at night and quite uneventful. The sun...

Let us celebrate African greatness: Part One

By Chakamwe Chakamwe IF you listen to Western imperialist nations and the entire racist community talking about Africans, you are always left with the impression...

Of white farmers and children of the soil

THE following story is called ‘Three Hairs of a Lion’. It is from African oral tradition. It is about a boy whose mother had...

CFU’s absurd proposal: Part Two

THE reason why the CFU white farmers have specifically chosen Archbishop Ndanga of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) to mediate their attempt...

Summer cropping season update: Farmers welcome support packages

By Shingirirai Mutonho PREPARATIONS for the 2013/ 2014 cropping season are at an advanced stage with most farmers preparing the land and some having already...

Can former colonisers ever be trusted?

Infidelis A Modern Fable by Derek New (1995) ISBN: 0-7974-1445-Z RHODESIANS have used literature to relive the memories of their long lost haven, Rhodesia. It is...

Cry Freedom: The white agenda dominates in the movies

I JUST re-watched a couple of clips from the movie Cry Freedom. I observed a trend that is evident in this and several other...

Personal narratives a national obligation

A ZIMBABWEAN historian recently said Africans love to tell stories but they do not like to read or write about their experiences. This is...

America’s futile dreams on Zimbabwe

IN the aftermath of the MDC-T’s embarrassing electoral defeat by ZANU PF, everything that America has done in Zimbabwe to achieve regime change through...
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