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The fire has not been extinguished

Our bank balances may be in the negative. Our pantries may be almost empty and the fuel tanks in our motor vehicles are not able to ferry us to our next destinations. Our mother’s words still echo in our ears that we should keep on working hard and strive to make an honest living. It’sContinue reading “The fire has not been extinguished”

A better life

We come from small government houses that do not have access to running water and we make friends at the communal borehole. Our younger siblings play in the street and bonds are created. When there isn’t an electrical connection we use lamps to study and when we have power, some of our friends come andContinue reading “A better life”

A review: Who will cry when you die?

Author: Robin SharmaCover rating:3/50verall rating 4.6/5Themes: self-discovery, fear, hope, happiness, independence, stress management, family, gratitude, self-love SummaryWho will cry when you die encourages a reader to live his or her best life while they can. This life is full of uncertainties and it is only wiser to do whatever makes you happy now. Although weContinue reading “A review: Who will cry when you die?”

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”

Days slowly turn into years

24 years ago my mother welcomed her second daughter into the world and the child’s maternal grandmother named her Takudzwanashe which means we have been honoured or exalted by God in Shona. She grew to be a bubbly child and she asked a lot of questions. There are  a lot of people who have beenContinue reading “Days slowly turn into years”