My happiest memory

When she let out her first cry I was relieved.The wait was finally over.Her fingers were so small.She struggled to open her eyes and she had a father’s eyesNot forgetting my ears ‘hombe dzakatiza musoro‘. As I watched her, tears wet my cheeks.When I held her for the first time I was happy.She was myContinue reading “My happiest memory”

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”

The journey by bus

The dusty roads and the overcrowded bus terminus brought back a nostalgic feeling of home. Going home to the rural areas means spending time with loved ones and being in a different space where you are surrounded by nature and cattle bells and goats bleating rather than the unending car hoots. This bus might remindContinue reading “The journey by bus”

A review- The Polygamist

Author: Sue NyathiCover rating:3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: love, sexual gender-based violence, family, lies, betrayal, HIV and AIDS, women empowerment SummaryThe Polygamist is a story about Jonasi (the polygamist) and his four wives which are Joyce, Matipa, Lindani and Essie. Joyce decides to get married to Jonasi even though he doesn’t have a lot of money and JoyceContinue reading “A review- The Polygamist”

A review- We need new names

Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Cover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4.5/5Themes: Family, poverty, friendship, culture shock, identity, religion, abuse, mental health, identify Summary: Darling is the narrator of We need new names and the story is divided into two parts *Living in Paradise*Living in America ParadiseDarling lives in Paradise with her mother and she befriendsĀ  Godknows, Bastard, Sbho, StinaContinue reading “A review- We need new names”

A review-Life will humble you

Author: Audrey N ChirenjeCover rating: 3/5Overall rating:4/5Themes: culture, love, religion, support system Summary: Life will humble is a love story about Ronda and Ricardo affectionately known as Riko. Ronda’s life takes a 360Ā° turn when she is kicked out of her matrimonial home because she fails to conceive. When Ronda is trying to get backContinue reading “A review-Life will humble you”

A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives

Author: Lola ShoneyinCover rating: 3/50verall rating:4.8/5 Themes: polygamy, secrets, security, family, impotence, societal expectations SummaryThe book is a hilarious piece and it tells the story of Baba Segi and his four wives. The author introduces the four wives and learn or understand how they ended up being in Baba Segi’s household. The reasons include societalContinue reading “A book review-The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives”

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