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WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Child of War

Book title: Child of warAuthor: Ben Chirasha Before I went to high school I enjoyed reading novels written by Enid Blyton. I have even lost count of the books that I have read. When I went to high school I realised that most of the books in the school library were outdated and I neverContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Child of War”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: A tour around Africa

When I was a child I was either woken up by the sound of Oliver Mtukudzi’s guitar or Bra Hugh’s trumpet. This is because on Saturday mornings my mother would listen to African music. I can sing along to most of the songs by  Koffi Olomide, Awilo Longomba, Leonard Zhakata, and Letta Mbulu … ifContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: A tour around Africa”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa:The power to choose

“Language brings with it an identity and a culture, or at least the perception of it. A shared language says “We’re the same.” A language barrier says “We’re different.”-Trevor Noah One of my mother’s friends came to visit their family recently. When my mother notified me that her friend and her sons were going toContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa:The power to choose”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: The yoke of marriage

“Your soup is too watery, you will always argue with your husband.” “Your sadza is too thin, what will your mother-in-law say when you serve something that looks like porridge?” “You cannot slaughter a rooster at your age. Will you run away when your in-laws are looking forward to having a rooster for supper?” IContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: The yoke of marriage”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Africa my motherland

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa” -John Hemingway You are beautiful as the African sunset, your people surely inherited the beauty from you. The beat of the drum always warms an African heart. If one starts a song, everyone will join in unison and your children will dance until theContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Africa: Africa my motherland”