WHO and what it means to be Robert Mugabe

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, villagers pride themselves in identifying with the village, its values, ethos and all. But in many par...

Madzemwa, the n’anga of maize seed

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, the October afternoon sun was angry and unforgiving. It spat blistering hot rays down the land.

Reflecting on the liberation struggle

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections BACK in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, moonlight slanted down through the leaves and blossoms of the thicket, making whimsical coloured patter...
Donald Trump

Trump playing Hitler incarnate

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village in the land of mink, honey and dust or Guruve, elders with cotton tuft hair say US President Donald Trump is playing Hitler incarnate. If not stopped,...

Growing up in the village

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve — if you like — a home without playing children is like a cemetery. There, Karitundundu, the ageless au...

Where the jungle is still alive

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections A well-fed monster, a crocodile, snaps to life startled from its nap. It stampedes through the crunchy undergrowth, crashing into the water, becoming invisible except for...
Minister Mzembi

Cry our beloved tourism industry

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections The tourism and hospitality industry was left at sixes and sevens this past week following a brazen public spat between its minister, Dr Walter Mzembi, and its authoritat...

The white man across the river

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, then the Chipuriro Tribal Trust Lands under Rhodesia’s colonial rule.

Ode on Robert Mugabe Road

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, there is a village ode that says it is atypical for a drunken cock to forget the existence of a maraud...
Rhino horn

Rhino horn, manhood and fingernails

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections In the village, the size of the snake is irrelevant to its capacity to kill but that fact is mostly ignored when one suddenly bumps into a snake. Again, in the village, t...
Dr Chombo

Name and shame corrupt traffic cops

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections BACK in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, these days walls do not only have ears, they now see. To our ancestors be the glory!
Uncle Sam and his allies still hold Africans in low esteem

USA: When a fool thinks it’s clever

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, sometimes you have to play the role of a fool, to fool the fools, who think they are fooling you.