We are 31 days into the new year and I’ve been meaning to write a post since December. I wanted to write about award ceremonies in Zimbabwe, the things that Zimbos should leave in 2019, an inspirational post in January but somehow my fingers were just shying away from the keyboard. Anyhow, turning 30 … Continue reading My before 30 to-do-list!
Advertising is one of the fast-paced industries and one thing I love about it is there’s no room for monotony. Each day presents a new challenge that requires a different approach of solving it. So after back to back brainstorms, back and forth changes from clients, ad hoc meetings with client services due to poor … Continue reading What happened to our Radio?
On the 26th of October I attended the inaugural PEN Zimbabwe Workshop at Girls High and let me hasten to say if you are a writer, aspire to be one, want to chill with them or better still, if are a reader this is one association you ought to join. Below are my five reasons: … Continue reading 5 reasons you should join PEN Zimbabwe!
While I'm all for women empowerment I have realised that in its pursuit, men are being disempowered. I guess this is the kind of assertion that brings forth mixed emotions or outright brickbats. Well you’ll probably understand why I’m saying that after hearing this. So, a friend of mine was customarily married to his … Continue reading Maintenance issues: The Man’s woes!
I was just thinking, with the way double barrel surnames are trending these days, traditional fathers should be ululating now each time a baby girl is born. It makes sense, right? Remember how the deeply-rooted-in-culture type who would go pomp and fanfare when a male child is born unto a family? Their reason being that … Continue reading Have they just updated culture?
To wrap up I’m going to highlight some of the recommendations from the workshop: Since writers have decided to go about the 'black market route of publishing'; self-publishing, they are advised to tread with caution and be prepared to part with some dollars in order to come up with a good product. Writers … Continue reading ZIBF 2019 in retrospect! #4
First of all, I’d like to thank you for reading this ZIBF sequel. I’ve been getting valuable feedback from some of you and I’m very grateful. Now that I have taken that out of the way, I will delve into some of the contributions from the writers’ workshop. Apparently, some publishers have put on … Continue reading ZIBF 2019 in retrospect! #3
Have you ever been to an event excited as ever only to get there and everyone around you seems to know each other so all the stories brought forward are back stories and you have no clue whatsoever, so you end up feeling like you’re part of the furniture surrounding? Well…that sucks. So today … Continue reading ZIBF 2019 in retrospect! #2
Suffice to say, I was not able to attend everyday due to circumstances beyond my control, I made it on the last. Unlike an Econet event that will trend for days on end after the launch, the ZIBF was relatively quiet on social media where I was hoping to get full updates on the proceedings, … Continue reading ZIBF 2019 in retrospect! #1
“At the very core of human nature is an instinct to gather together with one another and share our experiences and perspectives to tell and hear stories. And ever since the first humans huddled around a fire to share these stories, there has been theatre. As people evolved, so did the stories they told and … Continue reading New Theatre Space: Jason Mphepo’s Little Theatre!