A year after his debut novella, Diaspora Dreams, Andrew Chatora thinks about the place of the African writer in the global context. Nominated for a major award in Zimbabwe, Diaspora Dreams interrogates identity, belonging and the migrant experience, a thread also followed by Chatora’s new novel, Where the Heart Is.
Brilliance of Hope, a recent literary offering by a motley of Zimbabwean writers, joins a burgeoning body of scholarship on Zimbabwe and her diaspora populations dispersed all over the world.
Chadwick Boseman: In celebration of a life well lived. An embodiment of service, accomplishment, compassion and modesty.
Lovecraft Country, a must watch landmark show is a story which grapples with America’s troubled past and present, a binary opposite defined relationship of us versus them is pitted throughout the narrative, be it law enforcement vis-à-vis policing and white American supremacy in the fray. It can be read as an allegory for the Black American horror reality.
Taking the knee: Why it matters in post George Floyd killing for public personalities such as Denzel Washington, Lewis Hamilton, Jamie Foxx and other accomplished black celebrities, influencers and commentators to speak out against white supremacy and racial injustice.
A pulsating, multi-layered, engaging narrative, endowed with that infectious Zimbabwean sensibility, with a mix of mbira music playing in the background; interspersed with the familiar high-rise Harare buildings iconography, the dusty streets of Budiriro high density suburb, Cook Off feels authentic to the Zimbabwean experience.
Becoming, review: Michelle Obama’s inspirational and poignant Netflix documentary — Becoming shows us at close quarters the minutiae traits of an exceptional woman. The eclectic film tells us her story and underlines Michelle’s charisma, and ability to connect with diverse people, regardless of race, class, gender or differing backstories.
We all love a beautiful story and tennis prodigy Cori “Coco” Gauff’s resurgence at Wimbledon 2019 is an alluring story of triumph, and remarkable hardwork which has touched the hearts of many and inspired the world.
Virtual sex, techno-paranoia, the cyber city, second life, social media culture, sexual identity politics and debating the online self – these themes are a sure indication that Black Mirror, the anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, highlights key themes pertinent to our 21st century psyche and merits scholarly attention, writes Andrew Chatora