They are dreamers my friends, just as I am one too and, as I always say, I shall continue to dream for dreams turn into visions, visions become plans, plans can be turned into designs and designs can be implemented and spring forth the change I want to see. In my optimism I find hope, for… Read More 24 January 2063: Dear Kwame from Nkosazana
*The following post is based on a video that my colleagues and I- at the 2013 School of Authentic Journalism produced- which we released today* In 1985, in one of Africa’s most beautiful countries, but with arguably one of the ugliest histories ever recorded, Mkhuseli ‘Khusta’ Jack waged a war against a government devoid of… Read More Two struggles, One story
It’s 4 am I wake up-it is early morning I splash my face with cold water I grab my tswanda (basket) on one hand My little purse with the few dollars on the other hand I rush out onto the street “Town here mother?(Are you going to town?)” “City patown? (Going to town?)” “Town… Read More Musings of a vegetable vendor
I see their knavery. This is to make an ass of me, to fright me, if they could; but I will not stir from this place, do what they can. I will walk up and down here and I will sing, that they shall hear I am not afraid.” [Bottom, one of the characters in… Read More Feminist Chronicles: Diary 6: WOZA women
Throughout the time I spent in Egypt, one recurrent question from people outside Egypt struck me the most: Had the Revolution brought about any meaningful change? My very first impressions upon arriving in Egypt were that indeed the Revolution had changed many things. I had read about the Mubarak regime which sounded pretty much like… Read More Of bloggers, activists, expectant mothers and military rulers: Free Alaa!!!
I have been asking myself why it is that people never want to take responsibility for their own actions especially when the consequences of their actions are negative. Why is it so much easier to find scapegoats and shift the blame on others what is called chipomerwa in Shona, my mother tongue than to face… Read More The Blame Game
Egyptians are angry, so very angry that they are dragging their former president through the criminal courts. The trial of Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and for conspiring to kill protestors who are popularly known as the martyrs of the Revolution, made headlines on many news stations across the globe. Mubarak denied all charges… Read More Justice or no justice?