“Reflections of an African Youth” is Moving

“Reflections of an African Youth” has been online for just over a year and half- I started this blog in September 2012. Since then this site has become part of my life and has opened up avenues I never dreamed of- interviews, deals, talks and even employment opportunities. Most importantly I have had a chance…

My thoughts on Dudu Manhenga’s case

The sentencing of singer Dudu Manhenga to 18 months in jail for colliding with a motor- cyclist who later died and driving without a valid driver’s licence has shocked many people and some are particularly incensed because they feel it’s unfair for the singer to do jail time even though, by her own admission, she…

The List of 100 Most Influential Young Zimbabweans is a Joke

A couple of days ago a list of the 100 most influential young Zimbabweans was released by the “Gorindemabwe frontier”, whatever that is. The Gorindemabwe frontier calls itself “an arc of acumen platform whose mandate is to inspire thought leadership in Africa” and their definition of influence is derived from “the essence of thought leadership”.…

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…

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,…