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New Fiction by Rumbi Munochiveyi (Zimbabwe)

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We have just published a new short story, “A Certain Time Ago”,  by Rumbi Munochiveyi, a Zimbabwean writer who is currently completing her B.S. in Mathematics at the  Worcester State University, Massachusetts. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.         Ambuya died on a breezy, late August afternoon, twenty-five…

“Poetry Heals Me,” says Ethel Kabwato (Zimbabwe)

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Poetry has an indescribable power to do different things to different people. To the Zimbabwean poet and writer Ethel Kabwato, poetry is therapeutic and allows her to be happy, sad, or inspirational. In a wide-ranging interview with Beaven Tapureta, poet Ethel Kabwato revealed how poetry launched her onto a career which she finds self-healing and…

A Conversation with Farayi Mungoshi

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Although author and film maker Farayi Mungoshi comes from an artistically gifted family, he has found his own niche. He recently published Behind The Wall Everywhere and Other Stories (2016, Mungoshi Press) which is an amazing collection of English short stories, and he is finalizing work on the film Makunun’unu Maodzamoyo, based on his father…

Beaven Tapureta Reviews “Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Her first novel, In Dependence, was published by Legend Press in London, Cassava Republic Press in Abuja and Weaver Press in Harare.…

Nhetembo Shanu dza Emmanuel Mhike Hove (Zimbabwe)

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Emmanuel Mhike Hove akaberekwa kwaMazvihwa, Zimbabwe, mugore ra1987. Mwana weimba yovushe hwekwaMazvihwa uyo anombodzwa nerekuti “Prince of Mazvihwa” . Akadzidza paGudo Primary School nepaGwavachemai Secondary, achibva azopedzisira paZvishavane High, asati aenda kuMidlands State University, uko abuda neHonours degree reMusic and Musicology. Akashanda paMusic Arts  and Culture Festival iyo yaachiri kubatsira nanhasi. Mhike ndoumwe veavo vakauya…

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,…

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,…

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…

New Fiction by Bongani Sibanda (Zimbabwe)

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photo source: Weaver Press In the fiction section, we present a new short story by Bongani Sibanda, entitled “The Preventer of Disasters“.  Bongani is a Zimbabwean writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Born in 1990, at a village in Mat. South, he has been writing since he was a child in primary school. His short…

Smile Dube Reviews Benjamin Sibanda’s ‘When Freedom Came’

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Economics professor Smile Dube reviews Benjamin Sibanda’s debut novel When Freedom Came, which is set in Zimbabwe after 1980. Starting in the 1970s, when young university students left the then Rhodesia to pursue their education in England, the book covers the life of a young man who has returned to a newly independent Zimbabwe, to…