Jacarandas in bloom and Memories of High School

Today I decided to take a walk. Needed to clear my mind and think about some things. As I walked, rather aimlessly, I suddenly realised that the Jacaranda trees are now in bloom. For some reason I had not noticed it before, I was probably too “busy” I guess. The purple flowers and soft carpet under…

A Time To Rise- A poem by Eddison Zvobgo

Below is a poem by the late celebrated Zimbabwean nationalist who is fondly remembered for his quick wit, sharp tongue, humour and love for his country Dr Edson Jonasi Mudadigwa Zvobvo. It is called “A Time To Rise”. ***** A Time To Rise It’s six, my son, and time to rise; The sun has shot…

Zimbabwe’s youths face an uncertain future

  Today President Mugabe capped thousands of graduates at the University of Zimbabwe, the first time he has done so after his election victory on the 31st of July this year. Tonight there will be numerous parties in and around Harare as these young people celebrate their academic triumphs and the beginning of new phases…

Is Africa ready for Steve Biko?

After Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko is probably the most famous of South Africa’s liberation struggle icons. In terms of ideology, Steve Biko is much more influential – Black Consciousness is studied by Africans, those of African descent and others for various reasons and purposes. Steve Biko was born in December 1946 in the Cape Province…

Reflections on my 22nd birthday

Today I turned twenty two. I don’t think I have ever written anything as stupid as this, or as pointless. But it is my birthday and I guess I will be excused I have the misfortune of celebrating my birthday on a day best known for the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in 2001,…