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 ...

Waiting for the sun to rise again

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store When we were growing up in our ever intriguing ‘hood of Glen Norah A, one of our pastimes was playing cards, particularly Crazy 8. We were all inspired by the belief th...

When words destroy, mend bridges

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store MY father Kenneth Musumare was a no-nonsense man, and often my brother Shepherd and I were at the receiving end of his whip because of our wayward behaviour, commensura...

Not ‘A Fine Day for a Funeral’ Bill!

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book store “ON a fine Spring day in Harare, Sithembiso and I buried her brother Fitzpatrick ‘Fitz’ MacDonald Muzanenhamo . . . It was Spring, a season for birth and blessings, not...

When Chirere engaged Chirasha in the Woods

Elliot Ziwira @ The Book Store NOW that the books wagon which recently docked in the Harare Gardens has departed, leaving in its wake a replenished, emancipated, wiser and hopeful, yet not satiated r...