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Ellen Banda-Aaku Announces 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist

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It was a pleasure to read all the stories on the long list. The themes of the stories were varied however many reflected in different ways the realities of life in our societies. Spousal abuse; the apathy of civil servants; the torment of living to a very old age; were some of the themes tackled…

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


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…