Constance van Niekerk

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What Simon Did (And I Didn't Do)

A poem by David Mungoshi

Down the Streets of Harare

A poem by Connie V We ambled the streets of HarareMeandering aimlesslyFleeting past wide-eyes scanning us enviouslyHand in hand we walked into the restaurantLeisurely on Second StreetOur hunger awakenedOur appetites heightenedAt almost closing timeWith no one in overtime modeA signal that here we could only dine on another day Joina City was our next stopUp … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…’ 2019 has been a challenging year for me (and my blog). I couldn’t write for the greater part of the year, actually, for about 3yrs! But, December 2019, in the final month, an 11th hour miracle happened. I’m very grateful to all my friends and family who support my writing. … Continue reading

Tributes To Tuku

Compiled by Editor Tuku Farewell Samanyanga: Tribute from Thomas Mukanya Mapfumo, close friend and fellow Zimbabwean musician. In Zimbabwe we say Wafa Wanaka. But this is a generic phrase normally used for one whose good works are hard to put together after he has gone. With Tuku, we say matipa matitorera. We were given and … Continue reading

Tendayi Gahamadze: Zimbabwe’s Cultural Activist and Ambassador Par Excellence

David Mungoshi; Harare, Zimbabwe Equivocation is one of the most demeaning by-products of cultural syncretism and assimilation. In attempting to belong to a perceived new world people find themselves struggling, unsettled and directionless like the blind worm. This, without exception, has been the fate of all subjugated people’s the world over. That is how whole … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk