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By Wale Okediran The road to Bagamoyo from Dar Es Salam is a well laid highway running through several towns and communities with such delectable names as Kawe, Mizimuni, White Sands, Kunduchi, SalaSala, and Bunju among others. The evidence of a developing landscape was all around with new buildings, towns and access roads sprouting like … Continue reading


At exactly 9.35 on a sunny Tanzanian morning, the lovely lady with the elegant topside, firm beautiful waist and an adorable deck, blew her horn and eased off the Dar es Salaam Ferry Station. Leaving a foamy billowing of sea water in her wake, the ‘Lady of Zanzibar’, the brightly painted 554 passenger ferry slowly … Continue reading

Call FOR SUBMISSIONS to indigenous African children’s books authors

REQUEST FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS WRITTEN IN ANY INDIGENOUS AFRICAN LANGUAGE FOR SDG 1 and SDG 2. As part of the UN SDG African Book Club Project, Children’s Literature Books written in any Indigenous African Language are urgently needed for SDG Goals 1 and 2. The Theme for SDG 1 is NO POVERTY while that for … Continue reading


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

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


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

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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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