|Cowrie of Hope, A (Study Guide)
John Eppel, well known teacher and commentator has written an insightful study guide to A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe.
The Study Guide is available now from Weaver Press.
The novel is available from Longman Zimbabwe.
|In the Continuum & Other Plays
Theatre and drama are very much part of our every day lives. These four plays: Belonging by Mirirai Moyo, When I Meet my Mother by Kathleen McCreery, In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter, and Power Failure by Jide Afoylan reveal the dynamism and variety of theatre. They also reveal that from Zimbabwe to Brazil, Nigeria to the USA, societies despite their diversity share many common problems and challenges.
Masimba, edited by Chiedza Musengezi, features 28 women writers and has been approved for the second time as an A-level set book for examinations in 2015 and 2016. Masimba ibhuku rizere manzwi amadzimai. Manzwi matsva, akasimba, anosimbisa, anosekesa, anochemedza, anogumbura, anonyevenutsa. Zvinotoda chivindi nenjere kuti madzimai ayanike pachena pfungwa dzavo, magariro avo, nhamo dzavo nezvose zvinoitika muupenyu hwavo. Masimba chapupu, munongedzo wokuti madzimai ane ‘guhwa nenjere’.
Available NOW from Weaver Press.
|Tragedy of Lives, A
This powerful book is based on interviews with (former) female prisoners that were conducted by Zimbabwean women writers. The stories that are told are revelatory. Women who find themselves in prison were often driven by circumstances into a situation where the emotional or material poverty of their lives makes breaking the law appear the only option.
These stories by established and new Zimbabwean writers provide ‘a truly colourful social, historical and geographical mosaic which confirms yet again the paradoxical truth that troubled societies produce some of the most interesting writing available.’
- Annie Gagiano, LitNet, South Africa