Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

a picture of Luis Bernardo Honwana of Mozambique

For two full decades I tried to get in touch with my favourite short story writer, Luis Bernardo Honwana of Mozambique. I failed because of so many reasons. I gave up after trying so much. I began to think that he had died!  I respect Honwana so much. He is the author of the iconic 'We Killed Mangy Dog.' He is, alongside Charles Mungoshi and Luandino Jose Vieira, one of the reasons why I chose to write short stories from an early age. Recently, a gangly Zimbabwean journalist called Percy Zvomuya came to my office, unannounced... Now, I believe I may soon meet the great Honwana and be able to converse! If you adore Honwana's short stories like I do, follow this link: http://www.theconmag.co.za/2014/07/08/memory-is-a-mangy-dog/

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I am quitting writing books: Ignatius Mabasa

Ignatius Mabasa tells a heart-rending story about book piracy in Zimbabwe. In 3 years he has earned NOTHING from a book that has been a national set text. He says he may as well quit writing books! Follow this link to The Herald: http://www.herald.co.zw/perhaps-it-is-time-to-say-goodbye-to-book-writing/