PASF3| A date in Maun

Last year, I entered the 3rd Annual Poetavango Award for Short Fiction for which I got position three. The prize giving ceremony was to be held at the end of October, however, due to unforeseen circumstances was postponed to the 16 March 2019. The Prize giving ceremony was held at Nhabe Museum which I visited…

I took a social media break| What I learned

A day before my birthday, I made a resolve to go off social media till the end of the month (February). I have often wondered why people took social media breaks and honestly found them a little silly, more so when the said individual overly publicised them. Be back on May 15th or whatever they…

Book Review| Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay with me”

Stay with me chronicles the lives of Yejide and her husband akin a modern Nigerian couples they have decided the polygamy is not for them. The book discussed themes of infertility highlighting that it is mostly women that bear the blame for a childless marriage though it takes two to make a baby. Although modern…

Book Review | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”

As   a Christian my entire life, this was a particularly painful read. In university, my friends and I coined a term “too churchy” as reference to people who were over the top Christians. By this we meant that these individuals thought they were holier than thou and used their Christianity as excuse for everything, for…

Book review| Khaled Hosseini’s A thousand splendid suns

For almost three decades now, the Afghan refugee crisis has been one of the most severe around the globe. War, hunger, anarchy, and oppression forced millions of people to abandon their homes and flee Afghanistan to settle in neighboring Pakistan and Iran. At the height of the exodus, as many as eight million Afghans were…

We need to redefine the concept of a “working marriage”

Recently, I listened to a radio program discussing marriage and why divorce rates continue to be steadily increasing and that perhaps our older African way of doing thing i.e picking brides and grooms for our children was better that the modern “love”matches we see today. It was stated that there was hardly divorce then and…

Book Review| Lauri Kubuitsile’s “The Scattering”

I can not review The Scattering without first giving a history lesson. In 1904 the German colonial rule declared war against the Herero and Nama tribes of what is now present day Namibia. The Herero tribe was defeated in the Battle of Waterberg and driven into the Omaheke desert.  It is estimated that over the…

I’m in the Kalahari Review |The Magic of Perseverance

I have been rejected by the Kalahari Review three times, let that sink in, three over a period of probably four years. I take rejection pretty hard. Writing is my baby, it’s something I put quite a bit of effort in. The rejection almost broke my spirit so I waited for a little over a…

Book Review |Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half a yellow sun”

I have been dreaming of war. I’m driving around  thinking of gorilla soldiers jumping up behind every tree I pass determined to take down my beloved Biafra. That’s the power of good prose; the ability to transport you into the story and feel the fear, anxiety and emotion of all the characters. Chimamanda’s Half a…