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Former First Lady Grace Mugabe instructed the then Minister of Cyber Security Patrick Chinamasa to shutdown social media during the height of the bloody military coup in November 2017.Hagiogra...Read more

'Grace Mugabe instructed the shutdown of internet in Zimbabwe'

29 July 2019 | 11091 Views
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe instructed the then Minister of Cyber Security Patrick Chinamasa to shutdown social media during the height of the bloody military coup in November 2017.Hagiogra...

by Mandla Ndlovu

How Jonathan Moyo survived Chiwenga's killers

24 July 2019 | 11354 Views
Professor Jonathan Moyo's escape story from the then Commander Defense  Forces Constantino Chiwenga's killers in November 2017 is a candidate for a Hollywood script. While Prof Moyo is ye...

by Mandla Ndlovu

How Chiwenga's soldiers took over ZBC studios

18 July 2019 | 17041 Views
The dramatic November 2017 coup that claimed the life of CIO Boss Peter Munetsi and ended 37 years of President Robert Mugabe's iron rule is captured in the Hagiography Two weeks in November by Dougla...

by Mandla Ndlovu

EXTRACT: The men who helped Chiwenga to execute the coup

20 May 2019 | 16246 Views
Two Weeks in November by Douglas Rodgers  is the thrilling story of a high ranking politician, an exiled human rights lawyer, a dangerous spy and a low-key white businessman turned political fixe...

by Douglas Rodgers

The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe, the end of a Dictator's Reign

10 May 2019 | 3897 Views
The title for this book is an attempt at a clever link between Robert Mugabe's dramatic and rapid fall from power in November 2017 and the political activities of his second wife, Grace, whose actions...

by Paul Hubbard

Extract for the Book: The Next Zimbabwe

09 May 2019 | 1128 Views
CHAPTER FOUR (ZIMBABWE) BEING EDUCATED VS BEING LEARNED There is no doubt that the education quality and...

by Terence Simbi

What I Learnt From Liverpool's Historic Comeback

08 May 2019 | 2761 Views
Beaten by Barcelona 3-0 in their away match, very few people would have thought that Liverpool could turn the tables in their home ground and win 4-0 to progress to the finals. A few points can be tak...

by Mthokozisi Gwizi

Robert Mugabe: A Jacana Pocket Biography, a Review

03 May 2019 | 6870 Views
Book Review: Onslow, Sue & Plaut, Martin. 2018. Robert Mugabe: A Jacana Pocket Biography. Johannesburg: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd. 208 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4314-2668-3...

by Paul Hubbard

Russia double-crossed ZIPRA with ZANLA?

28 April 2019 | 6345 Views
Regarding a joint Zimbabwe-Rhodesian and South African military strike in Mozambique against ZANLA / FRELIMO in September 1979 (Operation URIC - ZRSF / Operation Bootlace - SADF), queries have been as...

by John Frame

The global and technological effect

05 April 2019 | 385 Views
An extract from a book titled 'The next Zimbabwe'The twenty first century has brought about the idea of globalization were interconnectivity is the new...

by Terence Simbi

Zimbabwe's Casino Economy: Extraordinary Measures for Extraordinary Challenges by Gideon Gono

11 March 2019 | 2732 Views
The paperback novel written by Gideon Gono, revolves around the issues regarding his position as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the opportunity Gono had to serve his president and th...

by Joe K

Tafataona Mahoso: A man of many hats

17 February 2019 | 2059 Views
Rupise: Poetry of Love, Separation and Reunion 1977-2017; By Tafataona Mahoso; Mutare, Samwasika Heritage Products.136 PagesISBN: 978-1-7706-070-9 (Paperback)INDEED Tafataona M...

by Staff writer

Curtains: an anthology of poems

12 December 2018 | 320 Views
The Harare based poet and author, Takunda Chikomo made his first contribution to poetry with Curtains: an anthology of poems, published by TafaPrint Publishers Zimbabwe, 2018. Takunda recently finishe...

by Brian Maregedze

The Path to Power: A review of Arthur Mutambara's book

24 November 2018 | 2130 Views
This is the second book in a series of three volumes  that traces the leadership thoughts and philosophical disposition of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara over a period of 35 years. The dramatic ...

by Arthur Mutambara

Masiiwa Ragies Gunda, At the Crossroads: A Call to Christians to Act in Faith for an Alternative Zimbabwe

06 November 2018 | 477 Views
(University of Bamberg Press, 2018, pp. 113) Masiiwa Ragies Gunda's book is timely as the ‘Zimbabwe crisis' is traced from 1997 to 2018. Although the...

by Brian Maregedze

Zimbabwe Struggle, The Delayed Revolution: an Autobiography

01 November 2018 | 610 Views
The need to account for multiple narratives in the history of the liberation struggle compelled Andrew Ndlovu's autobiography to proffer his narrative from the front. The book serves to demonstrate th...

by Brian Maregedze

Joshua Nkomo inspires book on separation of Matebeleland from Zimbabwe

29 May 2018 | 1189 Views
THE quest by the people of Matabeleland to have a separate state has been brought alive by a new book by United Kingdom-based author David Hilton Barber and backed by material collected by former an a...

by NewZimbabwe

Running with Mother explores Gukarahundi atrocities

08 May 2018 | 1080 Views
Have you got a haunting or rather dangerous story to tell? Just give the task to a child narrator. Christopher Mlalazi's narrator in Running with Mother, Rudo Jamela, recounts the story of the Gukurah...

by Beniah Munengwa

Mlalazi novel shows illegal immigrants' struggles

07 March 2018 | 686 Views
Zimbabwean writer and playwright Christopher Mlalazi has to date given us a taste of his imaginative writings in various forms but if one is to get a deep feel of an illegal immigrant's hope and disil...

by Staff reporter

Chigama's anthology examines the slipperiness of truth

01 March 2018 | 366 Views
One of Zimbabwe's most consistent spoken word artists, Batsirai Chigama, launches her first anthology in Harare on Friday, March 2nd. The poetry in her collection, titled 'Gather the Children,' is abo...

by Exist Digital PR

Mzilikazi: A Mountain Falls

18 September 2017 | 2045 Views
Each of our public holidays has a special meaning - a particular reason for its existence. Heritage Day, which South Africans celebrate every year on September 24, is no different. The day has been se...

by City press

Historian bares all

21 August 2017 | 1243 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Upcoming and popular cultural activist, researcher and historian Arnold Mayibongwe Nkala is expected to drop his eagerly awaited debut book title AbeThwakazi here in Johannesburg. ...

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Ndaba Sibanda's Friendly Wars nominated for Best of the Net Prose

08 August 2017 | 307 Views
Ndaba Sibanda's short story Friendly Wars which is featured in the upcoming book Outrun has been nominated in The Best of the Net Prose 2016/2017 category run by a journal, The Song IsSibanda ...

by Staff reporter

No more plastic balls: An Epitomy of the captured African society

29 July 2017 | 522 Views
Indeed time flies. The world isn't getting any younger but growing more older and technologically advanced than it was back in the 18th century or even beyond.In my short time in exile (I mean...

by Wilson Chipangura

Pastor writes a guide to those seeking marriage

23 March 2017 | 629 Views
EAGLE Life Ministries' leader and prophet, Blessing Chiza, is set to launch a book focusing on marriage and counselling at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair grounds in Bulawayo on Saturday....

by Staff reporter

Men cheat more, women cheat better

21 February 2017 | 1816 Views
Another Potential Zimbabwean Amazon BestsellerTwo-time Amazon Bestselling author, Kwapi Vengesayi, is a skilled and gifted writer who keeps you enthralled through his captivating musings, moti...

by Agencies

Ngenziwa ngumumo welizwe

06 February 2017 | 930 Views
This novel, Ngenziwa Ngumumo Welizwe (I was influenced by the political situation), is "inspired by one serious dimension of the ZAPU side of the war, namely, its emphasis on recruitment of personnel ...

by Staff reporter

Extract from 'The San Voices In Zimbabwe'

30 November 2016 | 595 Views
Her name was Motshwa Moyo and she was the driving force in San culture and language reclamation, reinvigoration and revitalization. Motshwa Moyo is now late — she died in 2013. Her death was so sudd...

by Davy Ndlovu Motshwa, the San Storyteller

Abalobi Bakithi Sebebuye Bagadla Njalo

10 November 2016 | 793 Views
8 kuLwezi 2016 Salibonani. Inhlanganiso esungulwe ngoMabasa ka-2013, Abalobi Bakithi izakhipha ugwalo lwesitshiyaga...

by M. Vodloza

Sharon's time with Zimbabwe's Presidential Elephants

01 September 2016 | 657 Views
Sharon Pincott's third book Elephant Dawn has recently hit the shelves. "Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of my own life and delivers its message intrave...

by Agencies

Manyika launches second book

20 July 2016 | 389 Views
USA-based writer Sarah Ladipo Manyika has published a second novel titled "Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun" (2016, Cassava Republic Press) which she officially launched last Saturday afterno...

by Beaven Tapureta

Book Review: 'No More Plastic Balls and Other Stories'

26 June 2016 | 9270 Views
The last analysis of the anthology 'No More Plastic Balls and Other Stories' was almost a success to the purpoted audience who received the piece with great enthusiasm.It is a rare thing that ...

by Wilson Chipangura

BOOK REVIEW: 'No more plastic balls and other stories'

18 June 2016 | 7010 Views
Living in this world especially soon after the turn of the millennium has been a double edged sword experience.Born frees like me might have missed an opportunity to   witness the fi...

by Wilson Chipangura

He was my Facebook friend

29 September 2015 | 4181 Views
To befriend a world record holding criminal was something that sounded strange to me and my own.That when I realised it after being summoned for an answering by the Criminal Investigating Depa...

by Wilson Chipangura

Murder mystery: The Death of Rex Nhongo

08 August 2015 | 6633 Views
THIS novel comes with two mysteries attached, one substantial, the other superficial.The big mystery is the author's identity. Gender-neutral, nominally Anglo-Saxon, almost provocatively bland...

by Michaela Wrong

Empower the girl first before she gets married Pt 2

08 June 2015 | 5220 Views
Taken from  eBook "Sweetmother"I changed to another dress and it was a sign that we had to prepare to leave for Dombwe where my new husband lived....

by Nomazulu Thata

Evil destruction caused by Zimbabwe farm invasions of 1999

29 May 2015 | 6468 Views
Coleen the daughter of a Zimbabwean white farmer: Evil destruction caused by Farm invasions of 1999Taken from the eBook, "Sweetmother"  My...

by Nomazulu Thata

She defied convention and broke the glass ceiling - Part 1

25 May 2015 | 6239 Views
My name is Sister Bernadette. My actual birth name is Siboniso. I was born in 1957 in Bulawayo at Mpilo Hospital. My father worked in the industries and my mother was a fulltime housewife. My family l...

by Nomazulu Thata - taken from eBook: 'Sweetmother'

Book on Matabeleland Killing fields will leave readers in tears

09 April 2015 | 6165 Views
Johannesburg - A former Rhodesian policeman says the mass murder of civilians in Matabeleland by the Fifth Brigade forced him to quit the force and emigrate to South Africa saying he did not sign up f...

by Thabo Kunene

Extracts from the eBook: 'No evil shall she fear'

21 March 2015 | 4050 Views
Michelle Obama was making a speech at the Democratic Party Convention towards the 2008 elections. She was talking about how both she and her husband made their decision to let Senator Barack Obama bec...

by Nomazulu Thata

New book reveals how American schools and prisons conspire to disenfranchise black Americans

04 February 2015 | 3356 Views
The Chains of Black America: The Hammer of the Police, The Anvil of the Schools by Michael Holzman, is a description of how two great institutions of American ...

by Staff Reporter

MDC Official Publishes a world class book

10 December 2014 | 4480 Views
Shephard Dube of the Welshman Ncube led MDC recently published a book titled “Better Than Wall Street: The Land of Milk and Honey via Amazon. The book has received great reviews from a n...

by Staff Reporter

Sigiya ngolwethu launch

21 September 2014 | 1778 Views
Uzophendula uthini.mhla zikubuza ezakho ingane "kanti baba abanye bathi besukuma bevikela ulimi lwabo wena wenzani?Ontanga yenu bathi beziqhenya ngokwabo wena wawukuphi mama?Isikha...

by Staff Reporter

NoViolet Bulawayo shortlisted for Guardian first book award 2013

16 November 2013 | 2262 Views
The Booker-shortlisted novelist NoViolet Bulawayo is among five writers shortlisted for this year's Guardian first book award.Bulawayo's We Need New Names joins three other novels and one non-...

by Guardian

'Herbert Wants To Come Home'

28 October 2013 | 3332 Views
UK-based Zimbabwean author Masimba Musodza has launched a serialised first edition of a new horror novel, Herbert Wants To Come Home. This is the story of the Mutsepe family who gather in August to co...

by Masimba Musodza

Running With Mother: Reliving Gukurahundi

19 August 2013 | 3287 Views
It's been a long-standing promise to myself that I should get round to reading the novel 'Running With Mother' by Zimbabwean writer and playwright, Ch...

by Fungai Machirori

New book by Vince Musewe: None but Ourselves - imprisoned by our liberators

14 July 2013 | 3494 Views
My country, Zimbabwe, is a beautiful country endowed with unimaginable natural resources including humble talented people, whose lives have been turned into a nightmare over the last ten years because...

by Vince Musewe

Zimbabwe: The Blame Game

08 June 2013 | 2216 Views
Tendai Rinos Mwanaka is back with another sizzling non-fiction novel titled 'Zimbabwe: The Blame Game.' Zimbabwe: The Blame Game is a cycle of creative non-fiction pieces, pulling the readers ...

by Moyo Roy

Book review: The Chimurenga Protocol, Defending Zimbabwe's sovereignty

08 April 2013 | 3106 Views
The term chimurenga or revolution has been in use for generations now and this column would not have started at a better juncture than looking at Dr Caleb Mtizira-Nondo's book, The Chimurenga Protocol...

by Staff reporter

Serializing Nguni Novel Igazi Labafo: Chapter 3

27 March 2013 | 4730 Views
ISAHLUKO 1 ISAHLUKO 2 IS...

by Titshabona Malaba Ncube
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