I don’t have a cool story about how I came across Fatou’s music. I was listening to Sona Jobarteh on Youtube and somehow ended up… Read More »#MyDiscoveryPlaylist Fatoumata Diawara – Mali
In the pages of ‘These Bones Will Rise Again,’ (Indigo Press, 2018) Zimbabwean-South African writer, Panashe Chigumadzi, gives faces, emotion, colour and texture to a history often filled with the grandiose acts of men who, in leading Zimbabwe’s war of liberation, believed they owned it and the country they won back by it. Read More »A brave questioning of Zimbabwean history by Panashe Chigumadzi
Sona Jobarteh, from The Gambia, is descendent of a Griot musical family. For seven hundred years, men from these families played the kora for the… Read More »#MyDiscoveryPlaylist Sona Jobarteh – Gambia
Here are the top 16 books I read in 2018, in no specific order. I highly recommend these as they gave me much pleasure or gave me pause to think and ask questions or taught me new things.Read More »16 book recommendations for your 2019 reading list
I never intended to walk into a Zumba class. The year was 2012. I had been taking fitness classes with one of the toughest instructors I have ever known. She also happened to be the fitness coach for Zimbabwe’s National Cricket team – and I understood why. Legend has it she once worked the team out so hard that one of them collapsed and started throwing up. But I digress…Read More »There’s a guy in our Zumba class!