Book Review|Mubanga Kalimamukwento’s “The Mourning Bird”

The Mourning Bird winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award in 2019, follows the struggles of a family as it come to terms the death of their father which flips their world upside down. Told from the perspective of Chimuka who is a mere eleven years old when her father dies and is forced to…

Book Review |Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner”

The Kite Runner is the second book I have read from Khaled and he does not disappoint, although A thousand splendid suns will always have a special place in my heart. The Kite Runner is a story of friendship. It follows  two boys Amir and Hassam. Ammir the ‘intelligent’ one born into a good family…

Book Review | Chigozie Obioma’s “The Fishermen”

The Fishermen is a tale of four mischievous boys that begin fishing at a local river when their strict Father moves to a different town for work. Their mother, although a talker can’t contain them. I really loved the concept of this, as it is quite common with most households. Growing up the biggest threat…

Book Review|Keletso Mopai’s “If you keep digging”

I have been following Keletso Mopai’s work since I read her short story Professor Banda which appeared in Brittle Paper and was extremely excited when she announced the release of her debut collection of short stories. Her rewrite of Professor Banda was one of those stories I was super excited to read, it shows her growth and…

5 TED talks you ABSOLUTELY have to hear

TED talks are one of my favorite things to listen to over my lunch breaks. I love hearing thoughts, ideas, and perspectives of other individuals across the world. So here’s my top 5 TED Talks… so far. Yvonne Orji’s The Wait is sexy Listen, the wait is sexy. Its sexy all the way. I love…

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…