A Eurocentric view of apartheid

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Facebook has this feature, memories, where it reminds of your posts from time gone by. Those who are frequent users of the social media application might be fami...

An ode to the magic of books

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” These are the words of celebrat...
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The absurd story of a man who was once ape

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Absurd literature is one of my favourite genres. Of it Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown write: “Conspicuous in its lack of logic, consistency, coherence,...

Dealing with uninteresting reads

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader Reading is a time-consuming exercise. A pleasurable means to spend the precious resource but time consuming nonetheless. Generally, this reader takes a couple of...
The openness of the Internet has meant that online media sites and pages do not have to adhere to media ethics and standards and many take advantage of this to peddle dishonest information or fake news

Be wary of fake news

Christopher Farai Charamba Correspondent The 21st Century has spoilt the human race as information is widely and readily available and can be accessed at the click of a button.

Exploring literature in a book club

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader I have always considered reading to be an individual and personal activity. One immerses themselves in the pages and is whisked away to world’s unknown, created ...

The high price of mineral discovery

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The other day I stumbled upon a copy of “A History of South Africa” by Leonard Thompson. It was a book I used during my undergrad and so I skimmed through it rem...
Mr Jonathan Banda . . . “When something (like a building) is being designed let it be designed for all. Be it children, be it older persons, be it persons with disabilities”

‘Govt sensitive to plight of disabled’

CC: Mr Banda, there is this Leonard Cheshire situation where residents, some of them people with disabilities, were evicted from this place of residence. What is the ministry’s take on it and how has...

Popularising literature through podcasts

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader The Internet age is a fascinating time to live in. Not only has it made the world smaller by allowing us to connect to people all over the globe, but it has also...

Reading books that others have read

Christopher Farai Charamba The Reader A few years ago when this reader immersed himself in online content, blogs and vlogs alike, he stumbled upon a series of posts on the website “The Art of Manline...

Exploring emotive language in literature

Lovemore Ranga Matairer The Reader The language of literature is often used in an emotive way to arouse emotional response, for writers generally believe that they have an obligation to ensure that t...

Should writers review each other’s work?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire The Reader Conversations with local Zimbabwean writers are sometimes mentally draining. There is always a latent siege mentality. Like an endangered species, they find comfort ...

An elderly white lady at Treasure Trove

Ranga Lovemore Mataire The Reader Located at corner Sam Nujoma Street and George Silundinka Avenue is a very unusual place called Treasure Trove. It’s such an odd place with one side displaying some ...