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SeSotho Musical Icon Kori Moraba Passes On

It is a poignant time in the world right now and South Africa is not being spared as giants keep falling one at a time. The celebrations of a new year have since been dampened as we mourn legends such as Dorah Sitole and Sesotho musical icon, Kori Moraba. Isaac Kori Moraba was born on … Continue reading

I AM ALSO A WOMAN – A BOOK REVIEW

Book Title: I Am Also A WomanAuthor: Zeripah Amoni PhiriPublished: 2020Available in print & e-bookHELP-U-PUBLISH. I Am Also A Woman. Middelburg: 2020. ISBN 978-1-77626-078-2 Review by Constance van Niekerk I Am Also A Woman is a book written by a woman residing in the South African province of Mpumalanga by the name, Zeripah Amoni Phiri. … Continue reading

Louis Mhlanga – Artist Bio

Born in Zimbabwe in 1956, Louis Mhlanga is one of the most esteemed guitarplayers in Southern Africa. He started playing the guitar at the age of 10, imitatingthe likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purpleand other rock stars from the 60s and 70s. He also studied both Southern and … Continue reading

Chronicles of a Fatherless Son – a book review

Book Title: Chronicles of a Fatherless Son Author: Patrick Neo Mabiletsa Published: 2019 Available in print and electronic formats (epub & kindle) Review by Constance van NiekerkMabiletsa, Patrick N. Chronicles of a Fatherless Son. Johannesburg: 2019. ISBN 978-0-6398020-9-1 Patrick Neo Mabiletsa is a South African Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Author of Chronicles of a Fatherless … Continue reading

Some more moments with the demented scribe

This week on Monday Morements, Edward Dzonze talks to writer and academic Temba Munsaka – a golden writer and master of verse. A distinguished writer poised for greater heights . E.D :Firstly, who is Temba Munsaka in brief. T.M :Temba is the demented scribe, a simple enough Zimbabwean who loves anything literary! My background is … Continue reading

PAWA MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER GHANAIAN PRESIDENT, JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS

Yesterday, Africa received quite sad and unexpected news. The former President of Ghana, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings passed away after a short illness. He died at  Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Mr. Rawlings was born on the 22th of June 1947. He was the president of Ghana from 1981 to 2001 and also … Continue reading

The Foul Mouthed Grub

Spilling stinking raw sewage and a foul mouthed politician have everything in common;The churlish and kraken weasel who is foul mouthed spewed raw sewage,he spouted feces from his venom,his mouth never knew a damn rhyme.His mouth had a virus,that stopped a verseA hubris and an atheist,whose mouth spoke sewer to spill excrement,like the ghetto in … Continue reading

Writers and Freedom of Expression in Africa

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the state murder of Kenule Beeson “Ken” Saro-Wiwa the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) and the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) has just held a virtual event: LITERATURE & HUMAN RIGHTS, to reflect on the state of affairs in Africa, exploring the various ways writers can protect their integrity at … Continue reading

Happy Birthday PAWA

In 1991, the Conference of African Ministers of Education and Culture, meeting in Cotonou, Benin, resolved to establish 7 November, the day on which Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) was founded, as International African Writers’ Day. In the past, for instance, five years ago, more than 300 writers and scholars gathered to commemorate the 22nd International African … Continue reading

Departure of thee

Perplerxed by what i cannot handleI’ve percieved my life with a gentle heartFresh in my eyes is how you departed-More than life to me; you were the oneA jewel there is to life; you were the oneI am under the shadows of darknessFor i was blameless and never recklessI am perplexed of why you went … Continue reading

Time for a Reality Check – Brian Muringisi

“Society doesnt need protest, it only needs a reality check…” This week on Monday Morements, yours truly Edward NRS Dzonze talks to promising writer and poet Brian Muringisi . E D :Brian Muringisi, the writer .Brief background please. B.M : My name is Brian Muringisi, a final student at the University of Zimbabwe. My writing … Continue reading

Aries Rage, the literary journey

This week on Monday Morements, poet Edward Dzonze talks to Elizabeth Taderera aka Aries Rage on her literary journey E D : Your featured poem; My Sad Reality is signed Aries Rage .Whats to the pen name? E.T : It is an alter ego i created to escape from the reality i found myself in. … Continue reading

My Sad Reality

My Sad Reality – a poem by Aries Rage Continue reading

A chat with Obey Chiyangwa

This week on Monday Morements, Edward Dzonze chats with Zimbabwean writer, Obey Chiyangwa. Continue reading

Thoughts of a revolution

Squeezing together like penned rabbits Are thoughts of a revolutionThoughts that form a necklace of green lagoons in my headThoughts that become a net for castaways and rebels Like river rats Each thought has a territoryYet forced into the fringeOr go their seperate ways The ones that the swamp dosen’t swallow Are bred into a … Continue reading

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Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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