Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Poetry from Afric McGlinchey, Ireland

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The 2010 winner of the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, Afric McGlinchey grew up in Ireland and Zimbabwe. A graduate of Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town, she has also lived in Paris, London and Spain. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals in Ireland, England, Scotland, the United States, Mexico, India and Canada. She was…

New Poems by Aisha Nelson, Ghana

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Aisha Nelson (aka Sheilla Aishetu Nelson), is a Ghanaian writer who currently teaches English Language and Literature at the Alpha Beta Christian College, a CIE curriculum school in Accra, Ghana. Several of her works have been published, featured, and performed in various outlets. A few of these outlets include two weekend news-magazines in Ghana, The Mirror and The Weekend Globe, and more recently, OneGhanaOneVoice (OGOV)…

Moses Magadza Interviews Beaven Tapureta

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Last time we featured Moses Magadza interviewing renowned Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove. Now Magadza returns with an interview of another Zimbabwean writer, Beaven Tapureta, who says that too many people all over the world continue to turn their noses at writers, perpetuating the mistaken belief that they are essentially unemployed people. He says far from being part of…

Tinashe Muchuri Reports on the Launch of Mabasa’s New Novel

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Tinashe Muchuri, who covered the Harare launch of NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names, comes back with a report on the launch of Ignatius Mabasa’s novel Imbwa Yemunhu. Writing in Shona, Muchuri reports that the launch, held in Harare on December 20th,  was organized in conjunction with Kwayedza newspaper’s prize-giving day. The recipients of the prizes were budding poets from schools across Zimbabwe.  Addressing…

New Story from Jane Tendesayi Nyamandwe, Zimbabwe

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Born in 1987, Jane Tendesayi Nyamandwe is a Business Studies graduate from University of Zimbabwe. She did her primary education at Chancellor Primary School in Mutare. In 2003, when she was in Form Four at Monte Cassino Girls High, she won first prize in the middle category for the My Teacher Poetry Competition held by PTUZ (Progressive Teachers Union…

2013 WIN Short Story Competition Shortlist Out

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WIN-Zimbabwe wishes to announce this year’s Short Story Competition shortlist in the Adult and Junior categories. Three winners will be drawn from each of the three sections which are outlined below. We say congratulations to the shortlisted writers!      ADULT CATEGORY English Language 1. The Family Wedding by Tatenda Mavungo Alexio 2. The Bundle of Joy by Mercy Dhliwayo 3. Hollow…

Review of “Moving Spirit: The Legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st Century”

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There is Dambudzo Marechera the writer who died in 1987 and Dambudzo Marechera the collection of all the works by and about him. Books featuring critical perspectives on his works and those depicting his profound influence on contemporary writers have been published. Moving Spirit: The Legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st Century is an example of such books, but it…

New Poetry from Diane Dehler, USA

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Diane Dehler is an American poet known for her postmodern lyricism who has been nominated for a Pushcart Award 2014. She received a degree from the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University, receiving the Outstanding Student of the Year Award. She is an English Language poet in the international literary scene. Most recently…

New Poetry from Preeyakit Buranasin, Thailand

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Writer on weekdays and English teacher on weekends, Preeyakit Buranasin has a bachelor’s  degree in English and a master’s in English Literature. During his studies, he started writing both in prose and poetry, in various genres. He is an Ananchanok Poetry Award recipient.      There’s Only So Much One Can Do for Love There’s…

New Short Story from Maxim Uzoatu

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Uzor Maxim Uzoatu started out as a rural peasant theatre director before venturing into journalism. He was the 1989 Distinguished Visitor at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Western Ontario, Canada and was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2008 for his short story “Cemetery of Life” published in Wasafiri magazine, London. He…