Book Review: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone

‘It was the best of times and the worst of times.’ This is the opening line of a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. For the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe the Gukurahundi massacres were the worst of times. The sheer violence, brutal rape and dehumanizing murders perpetrated by a black government against defenseless black …

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To IVF or To Count My Blessings: On Exploring My Options of Possibly Conceiving Again

I always get what I want. I struggle with some things here and there, but mostly I get what I want. Except This Time. The doctor brought out a glass filled with two different coloured balls; red and white. He explained that in a woman’s 20s the white balls in the glass will be the majority …

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I broke me

I broke me trying to fill you up, I spent my night screaming and suffocating, You left without saying goodbye, You moved on like I never mattered, You shut the door before I could even ask you why you wanted to leave me, You shut the door as I was making plans for us, I …

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You spent your 20s on the pill to avoid pregnancy. And by some twist of fate you spend your 30s wanting that pregnancy. But Dololo.

Life is funny in that way. If you have been following me on social media for the past seven years or so you will know that I have a daughter. I didn’t struggle to fall pregnant, it just happened. No complications. She is six years today. Two years ago, a doctor told me that I …

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Open Up The Industry movement and the contagious stupidity of South African ‘celebrities’

When I wrote in one of my recent pieces that when it comes to intellectual heavy lifting, or anything that requires thinking, never mind critical thinking, most of the so called South African ‘celebrities’ should be left outside, I was accused of being harsh when in fact my statement was informed by the observations I …

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Shirley

I have never met you skin to touch but yet due to this alien science I can discern you, how wonderful the world is – yet so treacherous. My life is hillstone dry and parched like this Kalahari that’s my plantation station (they say watches are new chains on our wrists, how so? We toil …

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