It Could Be Anywhere

I grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb in the southern parts of Johannesburg. In the early 2000s, the community was an eclectic mix of white Afrikaners, a few Indians who owned the local grocer, blacks and coloureds who had worked their way out of the townships, and a growing population of foreigners. The local church […]

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Disruptive Development, a Tool For Change!

I remember when I first started my postgraduate studies in nanomaterials, many people asked me how that would be applicable in Africa let alone Zimbabwe. My academic interests were too niche and futuristic that they seemed to be not applicable anywhere on the African continent. I tried to sell them on the benefits that nanomaterials […]

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Our Environment, Our Heritage

The African people have always shared a deep respect for their environment. Our culture embodied our love affair with our environment and for centuries we co-existed in chaotic harmony with the great gorillas of the Virunga and majestic elephants of the Okavango Delta. Our totems are representative of our reverence of our wild companions. In […]

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Friends Of The Dead

By Felly Oyuga During my father’s funeral, the chief insisted on giving a short speech, but after he had had something to eat. So after eating, the chief came back to the gathering, tummy full and started his speech. He said that he was in school with my father. My aunt then asked, ‘’which school? […]

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Being Powerful Is A State Of Mind

By Naide Obiang This morning, like few of them lately, is full of uncertainties. But, for philosopher Bob Proctor, “each day holds something good for us. We just have to find it.” The secret is, if we remain faithful to the image of our life that we have created in our mind; such image will […]

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Wear Your Big Girl Panties

By Felly Oyuga I am going through my Whatsapp and come across a post in one of our groups.  The post is about a woman who posted on Facebook that her husband watches porn with their six-year-old son. She then claims to cry about it daily. Everyone’s typical reaction is rage against the husband. Understandably. […]

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L’Africaine à l’Occident Face aux Attentes d’un Monde Hypocrite

By Naide Obiang Elle ouvre les yeux à… Un monde qui cherche toujours à la manipuler, comme un pion à un jeu de Ludo. Une société qui insiste à vouloir l’immortaliser en statue de plaisir. Une communauté qui ne cesse à vouloir amoindrir sa valeur. Et toute une famille qui espère profiter d’elle.   Tous […]

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Book Review and Reflections: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

By Reem Gaafar A short while ago, I read Chinua Achebe’s reclaimed novel, Things Fall Apart,. The book is set in Nigeria in the late 19th century and tells the story of a fictional male character living and flourishing in the heathen pre-colonial African times, with all its glory of the local heritage, superstitions, morals and values, […]

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