The late writer Penny

Ode in Memory of T-Penny

Elliot Ziwira @the Bookstore “Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once,” so says Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, for “death, a n...

When the repairman needs to be repaired

Elliot Ziwira @The Bookstore HOPE is that indispensable ingredient that allows us to see beyond the present predicament in the recipe of our existence, so that we find a purpose to soldier on; withou...

Living through life’s storms

Elliot Ziwira @The Bookstore THE Namibian poet, Julia Ndinelago Amukoshi’s debut transcendental anthology of poetry, “Tales of the Rainbow” (2014), published by Township Productions, stitches togethe...

When a woman brings a good man down

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher,” so reasons the philosopher Socrates. But really, m...

Exorcising the ghost of silence

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store MARTIN Luther King Jnr once remarked that: “The greatest tragedy of our time is not the few who have destroyed, but the vast majority who sat idly by.” The great human ...

Reliving the pain of being black and blue

Elliot Ziwira At the Bookstore “What did I do to be black and blue?” innocently asks the crooner Louis Armstrong, unable to decipher why everything seems to be ganging up against him, because of the ...