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A book review -Appearances or Not

Book Title: Appearances or NotAuthor: Audrey ChirenjeOverall rating:4/5Cover rating 4/5Themes: Culture, marriage, love, societal expectations, friendship, family SummaryAppearances or Not is a story about two people from two different worlds who meet and fall in love. Margot Biriri is the owner of MargoTech and she resides in The Grange. Whereas Farai Chifuniro Banda is theContinue reading “A book review -Appearances or Not”

A book review-In her Words Volume 2: Perspectives of African Girls on Gender equality

Book Title: In her words Volume 2: Perspective of African Girls on Gender equalityOverall rating:4/5Cover rating: 3/5 Themes: Gender equality, societal expectations, feminism, storytelling Summary I was elated when I was notified that the young girls aged 13-18 years were going to be contributing to the Volume 2 of In her words. 14 young girlsContinue reading “A book review-In her Words Volume 2: Perspectives of African Girls on Gender equality”

Bleeding wounds

Ma has been crying in her sleep. She wishes she could have been with Baba during his days on earth. Ma wonders if he was scared, comfortable or hopeful that he would come home. Baba never got a chance to bury the love of his life, he was in quarantine and he was only ableContinue reading “Bleeding wounds”

Breaking the bias- The publisher and author

Who is Samantha Rumbidzai Vazhure? I am a bilingual author, poet, editor and publisher. Outside of writing & literature, I work in the legal profession as a regulatory consultant. I’m from Masvingo in Zimbabwe and I live in Wales with my husband and two children. When did you know that there was a budding authorContinue reading “Breaking the bias- The publisher and author”

Starting all over again

This poem is for anyone who is making a big decision. It’s okay to start all over againšŸ¤—. I forgot to cover the bruises and the scars today.Oh, my this is how far it has gone.There is a voice whispering saying, it will not end well,”. I have avoided all the signs and the fearContinue reading “Starting all over again”

Breaking the bias-Women in a male-dominated industry

WHO IS GLORIA AMOS?Gloria is a God-fearing woman, a mother to a lovely girl and a wife to Dr Farahd Amos.I am a goal-oriented, hard-working, ambitious and adventurous person who loves trying out new things. If you were not an engineer which career path were you going to choose and why?I would be a psychiatristContinue reading “Breaking the bias-Women in a male-dominated industry”

Extraordinary woman

May you not lose yourself in the process of becoming independent. May you become a friend rather than an enemy. May you be brave to mention the hidden figures that made it possible for you to be here today. May you carry the young girl’s wishes and dreams on your shoulders. Hold onto the wiseContinue reading “Extraordinary woman”

A review:This is me the Metamorphosis of Ayo

Author: Patricia OpioCover rating:3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: love, family, Christianity, HIV status,5stages of grief, courage, determination,self-care SUMMARYPatricia writes about her story and how her life changed when she turned twenty-five. The writer thought she had bigger problems but the news comes as a shock on her birthday because she is still a  virgin. Patricia struggles to comeContinue reading “A review:This is me the Metamorphosis of Ayo”

Don’t dwell in the past

As I look back I don’t have any regrets, I have made a lot of mistakes and there was a time I hated myself. But I have managed to reach out to the younger version with myself and a heart to heart conversation with her. Instead of judging her, I have allowed her to shareContinue reading “Don’t dwell in the past”