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More Dambudzo Marechera letters – To Karen, Flora, Amelia and Samantha (Part 1)
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Arts, Culture and Sport More Dambudzo Marechera letters – To Karen, Flora, Amelia and Samantha (Part 1)

What’s race got to do with it? Dambudzo Marechera channelled his Oxford swag, Rastaman aura and leftist virtue signalling to chat up White writer-types. His stated preference for White girlfriends has been brought up by critics who accuse him of misogyny towards Black women and disconnect from the African image.

“There are still literary islands in Africa” – Interview with Mozambican writers and curators David Bene and Mélio Tinga
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Arts, Culture and Sport “There are still literary islands in Africa” – Interview with Mozambican writers and curators David Bene and Mélio Tinga

OitentaNoventa is facilitating monthly conversations between writers born in the 1980s and 1990s with writers and industry actors they look up to from older generations. Founders and award-winning writers David Bene and Mélio Tinga share their progress with This Is Africa’s Onai Mushava.

The refreshing diversity of new Zimbabwean poetry
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Arts, Culture and Sport The refreshing diversity of new Zimbabwean poetry

At a small press, the poetry series features easily recognisable names from showbiz and media, and few National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) recognitions. But the refreshing development is younger poets moving beyond pre-occupation with national politics to venture into themes like sexuality, philosophy and cultural memory. Sibonginkosi Nkala interviews three rising stars of Zimbabwean poetry.