In the interest of full disclosure, I will let you know that I am a Shona girl who loves her sadza. In fact, I will confess to loving sadza so much that I freeze whatever is left in the pot and save it for the days when waiting 30 minutes for a pot to cook…Details
Her Zimbabwe has writers dotted around the world. We welcome contributions from interested parties on issues relating to women in Zimbabwe and Africa in general.
The biggest challenge I faced was going back to church with my new status. DIVORCED. Looking back, I think I would have done well for myself if I’d stuck a sticker on my forehead written, “Cursed! Run away from me as fast as you can!”, as I failed to fit in with any group. …Details
I AWOKE from my unconsciousness to find myself lying in my own vomit; my first suicide attempt had failed. Still determined to kill myself, however, I reached for the same bottle of white pills from which I had overdosed and decided to try again, chucking another handful of the medication down my throat. But…Details
MY NAME is Gladys Fainoza. I am 43 years old and live in Guruve where I am a teacher. This story is about my personal journey towards overcoming breast cancer. I first felt the lump in the top of my left breast when I was lying on the bed. I told my husband that I…Details
One of the constant critiques I get of my use of new and social media for women’s empowerment is that these do not reach grassroots and marginal communities and women. And so – as the critique goes – rather than helping empower all women, what happens is that women who already have some power become…Details
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
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