I HAVE been meaning to write this letter to you for a long time now, but have never really known what to say in the past. I have known you all my life and yet still, I did not know whether to define our tempestuous relationship as one of love or hate. You see,…Details
SOME BURDENS are slightly lighter than a question unanswered. It literally weighs nothing, yet is a stubborn thing to carry around once you’ve asked it. The further you probe, the more your face folds into a taut knot of confusion. When that knot suddenly comes undone, it leaves furrows so deep that you curse yourself…Details
My blood is cold beneath my skin Frozen with shame They undressed me In front of a thousand strange men Stripped me of all pride and dignity Laughing, pointing at my withered breasts Hoping for subjugation they beat me Beat me in my nakedness Then they chained my hands, chained my feet Trapped me with…Details
Her Zimbabwe founder, Fungai Machirori explains what the website is aiming to achieve.
HER ZIMBABWE loves Zimbabwean literature; which is why we loved going through Tendai Huchu’s novel, ‘The Hairdresser of Harare’, when it was released a few years ago. We enjoyed it especially because – in the book – Huchu assumes the feminine voice of the novel’s protagonist, Vimbai; something which is rare among our country’s male…Details
“MUKIWA! MURUNGU! Muvheti”, they call out to me as though I am white. Most people do think I am white because of the colour of my skin, the texture of my hair and the green-brown eyes the good Lord blessed me with. But that’s an inaccurate assumption because I am, in fact, a fourth generation…Details
I ATTENDED my first ever women’s conference in 1993 at Stirling University in Scotland. Thanks to my work as an aerobics instructor at an organisation for minority women, I was invited to sing at this event and to play the congas. I was about 21 at the time and a second year student in…Details
ONE OF the attractions of growing and using herbs is the feeling of connecting with women of different cultures and traditions who have, over the centuries, nourished their households and families with herbs for taste and flavor; as well as for health and healing. ONE OF the attractions of growing and using herbs is the…Details