Africa

New book demystifies natural remedies

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Title: Green Medicines: Pharmacy of Natural Products for HIV and Five AIDS-related Infections ISBN-13:  978-0-9695307-5-6 Publisher: Africa In Canada Press, 25 Blue Oak Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2R 0K3, Canada Author: Professor Kazhila C. Chinsembu Book Review by Magadza It is safe to say that there is no local book that better addresses the Namibian government’s Harambee…

New Fiction by Obinna Udenwe (Nigeria)

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Obinna Udenwe is the author of the award-winning Satans & Shaitans – a conspiracy crime fiction on terrorism, politics and love.He is one of the few African writers fearless enough to delve into controversial issues. In 2015, he eroticised the Nigerian church in fiction in a series titled Holy Sex, published to wide readership and…

New Fiction by Muti Phoya (Malawi)

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We are happy to feature a new short story by Malawian writer, Muti Phoya, a guest faculty for Sara Lawrence College, a private liberal arts college in the United States of America. His short story Chameleons with Mega-pixel Skins was featured in A Memory This Size and other stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013.…

New Shona Fiction by Idzai Iris Mushayabasa (Zimbabwe)

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Jpeg This is the second story by Idzai Mushayabasa to be featured in Munyori. Her 2015 story entitled  Zvibaye Wega was a delight to many readers in Southern Africa, She comes back with “Zvipenga Zvipenga”, a rich story that will grab the attention of many readers of Shona. Born in Masvingo Province in Mwenezi District,…

New Fiction by Ewurama Hayford (Ghana/USA)

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Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Ewurama Hayford has nurtured her love for African literature and creative writing from childhood, penning her first story at the age of 14. When she is not writing, Ewurama enjoys photography and cooking.She shares a home in Vernon, CT with her husband Isaac and their children, Roman and Zara. Read…

Short fiction by Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube (South Africa)

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Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube says of himself: “My name is Nhlanhla Junior Ngulube. I was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Johannesburg, and now live in China where I am pursuing my Masters degree. I hold an undergraduate degree in Accounting (With honors in Finance) from the University Of Cape Town. Writing, however, remains my primordial love,…

Weaver Press Launches New Short Story Anthology, by Beaven Tapureta

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HARARE, ZIMBABWE:  Weaver Press has launched a new short story anthology entitled  Writing Mystery and Mayhem.  This is a genre collection which features mystery stories by twelve writers, one of whom is late poet Freedom Nyamubaya’s son, Naishe Hassim. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of Writing Mystery and Mayhem held at the Zimbabwe-German Society…

New Fiction by Pemi Aguda (Nigeria)

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Pemi Photo by Tolu Talabi Pemi Aguda writes short stories and flash fiction. We have published her before, and now she returns with another touching story entitled “Help Jimi Help Himself”.  Her stories have appeared online and off – in literary journals and anthologies. Her short story “Caterer, Caterer” won the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize; published in…

New Shona Story by Idzai Iris Mushayabasa

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Born in Masvingo Province in Mwenezi District, Idzai Iris Mushayabasa holds a Bachelor of Arts General Degree (English and Linguistics) from the University of Zimbabwe and has taught at Vurasha Secondary School in Mberengwa, Mwenezi High School and Chibaya Secondary School in Masvingo Province. She is a new poet and writer who has three of…

The Bang by Refiloe Mabejane (Lesotho)

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Refiloe Mabejane (née Letokoto) is a writer based in Maseru, Lesotho. A writer of mainly poetry and creative non-fiction in the past, she recently branched into fiction. Refiloe decided to pursue fiction because it promised her liberty to write about reality without the burden of truth, a decision she feels has taken her on the…