When faith impedes success

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store The Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka, in “The Three Short Plays” (1969) explores how faith can be a deterrent to one’s quest for success, as it impedes on one’s reason...

No, in Africa one cannot just die!

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store “COWARDS die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once… for death, a necessary end, will come when it will come”, so reasons William Sha...

When hope becomes an uncertain dream

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store When everything is skewed in favour of the powerful, well-oiled and silver spooned, the feeble and vulnerable place their hopes on the likelihood of picking up crumbs f...
Memory Chirere

Tête-à-tête with Chirere in the woods

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Memory Chirere (MC) is one of the finest Zimbabwean writers who have mastered the short story in both English and Shona traditions. Here At The Bookstore’s pen Elliot Z...

Unpacking Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s ‘Secret Lives’

Elliot [email protected] Book Store KENYAN writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o compellingly tells the African story from a vantage point, using a combination of wit, humour and contempt.He visits the African experien...

Be wary of The Unwelcome Visitor, My Son

Elliot Ziwira At The Bookstore The temptation is always to ignore such books and dismiss or give them to kids. Well, are books written for children by adults supposed to be read only by children?When...
Imelda Tsumba

Imelda Tsumba announces grand arrival

Elliot Ziwira @The Book Store It is not every day that a writer in any genre launches 20 books, as what 58-year-old motivational writer Imelda Tsumba (IT) has set out to do. Here she talks to At the ...

Questioning ‘A Fine Madness’

Elliot Ziwira @ the Bookstore In a world where ignorance is tragic and knowledge is in vogue, it is quite dangerous to parade one’s lack of information. Nothing really beats knowledge in this rat rac...

When birth determines occupation

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore Confucius once said; “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put ...