Every year, the International Images Film Festival (IIFF) comes to life in August with the promise of a range of quality international films portraying women in various roles that challenge and celebrate our notions of womanhood. This year’s festival took place from the 14th to the 22nd of August, under the theme ‘ Women Alive.…Details
Lucy has a Fine Arts degree from Rhodes University. Her passion for writing has encouraged her to create a writing group with fellow writing friends. She particularly loves to write poetry. She was born, and currently lives, in Harare.
“Teaching is a position that can make or break a child – a position of power that if taken up by the wrong person, can do more harm than good. It requires more than just a degree, the academic knowledge of a subject-it requires passion, patience, empathy, and an unfailing desire to teach children not…Details
Water is life. It is a necessity. It is a most precious resource. Yet in Harare, there is an increasing trend to under-value the importance of our delicate water supply. Many no longer expect municipal water to come out of our taps. In fact, very few areas receive municipal water at all. People have turned…Details
Drive carefully! This is what we tell each other when we get behind the wheel. Driving in Harare is hazardous. Drivers are reckless, traffic lights often aren’t working and many roads are in disrepair. Why are our roads in such a poor condition? Who is responsible for fixing the numerous potholes? I drive quite a…Details
I was born in the 1980’s, a good time to be Zimbabwean. As a child, my country felt normal – maybe a few routine power cuts, but a reasonably well-functioning, stable country. The Zimbabwe dollar was strong, Zimbabwean pride was real. Now as an adult living in my home town, Harare, I’ve noticed a huge…Details
I met Plaxedes Ngwena when she rang the bell at my gate. She was selling potato-printed cloth. I always like to support artists and her work impressed me. She seemed like an interesting and well-educated woman. She had a story to tell. At the time, I wished I could help her with more than one…Details