We love: Yvonne Vera

“I would like to be remembered as a writer who had no fear for words and who had an intense love for her nation.”
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“Time is as necessary for remembering as it is for forgetting. Even the smallest embrace of pain needs time larger than a pause; the greatest pause requires an eternity, the greatest hurt a lifetime. A lifetime is longer than eternity; an eternity can exist without human presence.”

Yvonne Vera (1964-2005) one of Zim’s most esteemed writers, nominated for the commonwealth writers prize 1994, and her book Butterfly Burning was chosen as one of the best 100 books of the 20th century in 2002 by the German Literature Prize.

Stay Inspired 🙂

A Scribe Called Tswa

“With a Pen
A child will come to understand the meaning in their name
A tribe will retrace their pathway to the beginning of their totem
A people might preserve their culture for tomorrow’s generations
A simple prophecy in graffiti on a city wall some rock paintings”

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Besides having a cool name to go by, Tswarelo Mothobe, A.K.A. A Scribe Called Tswa, has so much talent he has been recognised by sites as big as World hip Hop Market as an artist worth looking out for. We hope his poetry inspires you as much as it moves us!

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Truths From Brian Chikwava

 “Your house is like your head, she say to sheself, you have to keep sweeping it clean if you want to stay sane.”

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Brian Chikwava has words, and he shares them with the world in his book Harare North, pretty cool, right?

Stay Inspired.

(pic from http://www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk)