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LitFest Harare Outreach Uplifting Young Artists

LitFest Harare, the International Literature Festival, continued its outreach programmes last week with trips to Masvingo and Bulawayo. This followed the launch of the outreach programmes when Litfest held workshops and poetry slams in the two cities in December. The activities are part of the outreach initiatives in partnership with the

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prisoner of desire

The Swish Says Column: W-A-N-T

Something wise I heard, went a little like this: Think About It… It’s never enough. “Come to me to the most populated prison in the world.”   The facility has more inmates than bunks. More prisoners than plates. More residents than resources. Come to me to the world’s most oppressive prison.   Just ask the inmates; they will tell you. They

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Poetritis Nirvana

Poetritis Nirvana – She Bites

Nyanduri Lala 🇿🇼 : With hair that defies gravity;it's a sure sign she's fremd The fire in her eyes and sass that oozes from her lips Will leave one infuriated;infatuated and breathless Don't make light of her;she's not harmless,she bites! Valentine Makoni 🇿🇼 Humility isn't her strongest suit She wears arrogance with pride Quiet acquiescence isnt her style Open fangs, steely

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Néné Keita

This Is Africa – Néné Keita (France/Mali)

Tell us about yourself and your history to date. I am Néné, 27 years old, born in Mali but raised and educated in France. I’ve always been passionate about civic engagement and inter-cultural relations. I am the head of DiaspoHub since 2017 and relocated to Mali the same year. Tell us about

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born free

We Are All Born Free

On arriving at the airport in Botswana, I was greeted with a billboard advertising Woolworths. The billboard had a caption,  “Everybody is born free.” The statement is open to various interpretations and I am sure that Woolworths had a particular slant that they wanted their target audience to lean towards. My

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abuse

Social Media Gender Based Violence

HURT, ABUSED, VIOLATED, REDUCED!   My heartbeat skipped, missing a rhythm. I couldn’t take it anymore. Bound by love, ordered by failure and designed by hurt. Tell me something new, unique, a story I’ve never heard before and I will be damned. I ignored the signs but it all began on my wall,

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Dons and Divas

Dons And Divas Event Comes To Zimbabwe

Dons and Divas, the lifestyle event event from g.a.f.i.a., is coming to Zimbabwe for the very first time. Launched in South Africa in 2016, Dons and Divas is more than a party, it's a fashion statement and lifestyle. g.a.f.i.a is a clothing brand conceptualised by renowned SA-based entreepreneur, DJ HunTR, and

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5 Business Tips From 5 Business Owners

DON’T WORRY ABOUT AESTHETICS IN THE BEGINNING When starting out don’t worry about looking like an established company. Don’t waste your money on renting upmarket offices, hiring staff, branding cars or any of the “superficial” items that come with having a business. All those things will come in time. Your main

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Literature Festival Harare

LitFest Harare Full Programme

LitFest Harare, the annual international literature festival, begins today with the opening night at the Theatre in the Park in Harare Gardens. The official opening is open to the public and will feature performances from Zimbabwe Theatre Academy and JESA band. LitFest Harare is in its fifth edition and this year, the

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