Imagine you traveled from Harare to Johannesburg hoping to make a better life. Then you find there are no jobs. Your stomach is rumbling. You enter the supermarket hoping to buy a bun with your last coin. While you stand in the confectionery aisle a complete stranger does this….
The baby’s head had been trying to come out for quite some time, I was afraid we were going to lose the baby because the mother kept on squeezing the head. So I eventually told her to push and it was so freaking scary. l was crying the whole time (cont)
So you can imagine my initial thoughts, on December 23rd, when I walked out of my gate and saw a man begging a white motorist for a few Rand. Immediately I noticed that his English had the Shona accent…
I began university in 2012 and I have watched so many people graduate as “aircraft engineers”. I was one of them… (cont)
People laughed as they dismissed him; a mad man driving a bus? His madness was getting worse, so they said….
Valentine’s month is the most tortuous 28 days on the calendar. The inane commercials, the red and black clad professional women, the bouquets of roses carried proudly from offices, more for exhibitionism than the need to take them home…
Aunt Rhoda is right, you do need to bond with your children, but proximity is not indicative of intimacy. There are plenty of ways in which parents can make it work long distance with their children
Someday I might have kids of my own. For them, their grandparents’ home will be a suburb in Harare. The idea of a rural home will be practically meaningless
To my fellow Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, you had better brace yourselves for a catastrophic food shortage in a few months…
Going back to the country of severe winters is not an option. I still dread the idea of having my bones buried away from the land that holds my umbilical cord