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Literature Festival Harare

LitFest To Celebrate Black History Month

Press Release: LitFest Harare will run a literary event on Wednesday 27 February to celebrate the Black History month.  The event will take place at The Nexus at B2C, in Batanai Gardens, Harare. The programme will feature readings, performances and discussions by seasoned and upcoming writers, poets and critics. The LitFest event

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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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LitFest Harare in Masvingo

LitFest In Masvingo – Pictures

Litfest Harare, the international literature festival, began its outreach programme with a show in Masvingo at Charles Austin Theatre last night. The line up boasted Alison Phipps and Tawona Sithole from Scotland, Numero Unoma from Nigeria, alongside locals Chirikure Chirikure, Morset Billie, Shoes Lambada and Zaza Muchemwa. Here is the Masvingo event

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Destitute person

Ghetto Pages – But I Try So Hard

I tried It’s like I’m taking five steps forward And ten backwards Everywhere I go trouble follows me Victory found a way out of my life I smell the early sun with others and have sleepless Painstaking nights just like all and sundry My imagination is big but my hand can’t reach success Step by step I go

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Voices from the ashes

Ghetto Pages – Voices From The Ashes

I Note that I was murdered to have risen transformed Note that my flesh and blood was readily made dust Note that my bones and skeletons got incriminated Note that my impetuous voice echo from the ashes Note how I was silenced… to have risen transformed Note how I struggled: from the liberational coercion Note how I

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Poetritis Nirvana

Poetritis Nirvana – Diamond Palms

Poetritis Nirvana is a online poetry show founded by Valentine Tusai aka SaintValz. It conglomerates poets from around Africa and other countries abroad to write poetry. Poets write mostly picture poetry every evening and the compilations are posted on the groups' online pages, on Facebook, blog and Instagram. There are

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Sleeping on the street

Ghetto Pages

BEYOND REASONING The cry outburst in the domains still Maybe today it’s not about the same Troublesome shoots inflicted by death With each fortnight turns lamentations. Why is that we brawl in this way each Moment, Won’t you spell mercies upon Our black blood. Each day bring forth Moans and groans awry... We cry in pain My checks drips

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