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You are my only hope

Dear Abigal I was happy to see you and how I wish I could have stayed longer. Thank you for opening your home to my family when we came to Zimbabwean. Atete makura, if Mummy was still alive she would have been proud of you. Tinashe cannot stop talking about how you spoiled her forContinue reading “You are my only hope”

A book review: The visit

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover rating: 4/5Overall rating: 5/5Themes: family, marriage, masculinity, love, independence, marriage, wealth, friendship “Thirties? You must be joking. A man still without a wife at the age of twenty-eight is like that deflated piece of rubber—useless,” SummaryThe Visit is a story about Eze and Obinna who have been friends since theyContinue reading “A book review: The visit”

The uncalled for questions series: Why are you not getting married?

Welcome to The Baobab. It’s the last week of the series. I hope you have learned a lot of lessons. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the series. I remember being a teenager and wishing I was an adult. Now, I am finally an adult and this phase is hard. NoContinue reading “The uncalled for questions series: Why are you not getting married?”

A book review- A Broken People’s Playlist

Author:Chimeka GarricksCover rating: 5/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: family, grief, death, relationships, culture, music, depression, corruption, violence, funeral rites “My mother was so proud of her temper that she wore frowns like medals of honour.” SummaryAs someone who likes reading sad stories, I enjoyed reading this book and the title didn’t disappoint me.A broken People’s playlist is aContinue reading “A book review- A Broken People’s Playlist”

A book review: Love in Colour

Author: Bolu BabalolaCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: achievements, family, love, mistakes, companionship, memories, lesson, relationships If you are new here, I want you to know that I have dedicated the month of August to book reviews. “Each time they were careful to avoid talking about the future, not wanting to corrupt the startling sublimity of theContinue reading “A book review: Love in Colour”

WinterABC2022 Stories of Awareness: African Women

African Woman I celebrate you because you have a good heart.  You have proved that all skin types are beautiful. Thank you for turning your house into a home. Dear African woman I applaud you for your creativity, you have woven beautiful crafts. Your crafts celebrate the African culture and tell the African story. IContinue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of Awareness: African Women”

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”

WinterABC2022 Stories of home: To the parents of an African Princess

Dear Nandi and Tawanda You are blessed to be born in a home where everyone embraces being African. Congratulations on giving birth to an African princess and I hope you will teach her a lot about our African culture. Nyeredzi has a beautiful name. Nandi and Tawanda, I believe that you will raise Nyeredzi (Star)Continue reading “WinterABC2022 Stories of home: To the parents of an African Princess”

Is the male species really the evil gender?

“Men go for maids not because of the way she looks it has nothing to do with looks, it is the fact that she takes care of his needs”A few weeks back I had an interesting conversation with a group of men and they shared a lot of things about women, relationships and why menContinue reading “Is the male species really the evil gender?”