This is an imaginative story written by a 10-year-old girl about the lives of two girls, one of whom is a princess. Later on, in the story, they discover that they are sisters and we follow their lives’ experiences as young girls right up to the time that they get married.
The book is written in a lively, endearing way and many children between the ages of 10 to 13 will enjoy reading about the fantasy of living as a princess in an imaginary world.
Parents, too, will read the book and be encouraged to nurture the love for reading and writing in their children.
This is a completely fictious story written by a creative 10 year old about a brave prince called Micheal. He, together with his sister Michelle and later with their two other friends James and Sonia fight the different evil characters that keep coming to destroy them. The story is written in such a way that it will give the reader a thrill making it really enjoyable. It will keep the reader going as they try to find out if the brave Prince Micheal and his friends will eventually defeat evil. The book has questions at the end to engage the reader and draw them deeper as they reflect on the story that they have read. The questions will also help the young readers pick out meaningful lessons from the story that they have read.
For the first time in Botswana’s history, drama moves from the stage to print. We Are All Blue consists of two award-wining plays by Donald Molosi: Blue, Black and White and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again. Quett Masire, Botswana’s second president, contributes the foreword to this unique volume.
Blue, Black and White (2011), the longest running one-man show in Botswana’s history, was the first ever Botswana play staged off-Broadway in New York city, where Molosi won a best actor award. BBW is about the country’s first democratically-elected president, Sir Seretse Khama, and his interracial, transformative marriage. Winner of several awards, the play has been performed around the world.
Motswana: Africa, Dream Again is the story of Botswana and its people as they transition from a British colony to an independent state. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2012 where it won an award at the united solo festival, the world’s largest solo theatre festival. Written, directed and performed by Molosi, the play has been performed in several countries, including Botswana, South Africa, and the U.S.
Building on existing scholarship on African history, narrative, gender and postcolonial studies, the author reveals how the Julie Ward murder and its attendant discourses offer insights into the journeys of ideas, and how these traverse the porous boundaries of the relationship between Kenya and Britain, and by extension, Africa and the Global North.
A harassed servant plots his grim revenge [A History of Human Servitude] …. Sheri puts a potential boyfriend to the test [Man Rating] …. Phiricontends for civil service career [The Fall of Phiri Bombai] ….and a politician in his finest hour finds himself possessed by a begoggled demon [The Ghost of Sani Abacha] ……26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of autocracy, delivered with wit and insight by one of Africa’s most incisive writers….
Since she was eight, Maha Jacobs has lived with her grandparents at the Maal Mahal in “Slumurbia”, Durban. Always a free spirit, she soon learns how to weave around strict boundaries of Muslim life – and as a rebellious teenager, nothing holds her back from experiencing first love, a bit of partying and a tantalizing romance (all between prayers, of course). But when it counts the most, rules must be obeyed as she heads towards her twentieth birthday, there is no way Maha can avoid marriage to a Suitable Boy. With the most important decision of her life taken out of her hands, will her destiny lie in a life of excitement and true love, or will she become a Round Roti, after all?
“With this edition we get back on track with our print journal programme. The unscheduled interruption that was 2015 allows us to come back with a journal that is pack full of new poetry. This is our ninth print quarterly. With this edition, we go back to publishing in print every quarter. The new poems in this collection come from all around the world.” – Dudzile Zamantugwa Mabaso.
“If you look closer you will see that these poems are not just mere descriptions or observations but they capture the spirit of the times. Our poets are continuing this standard of talking truth to power during colonialism, through apartheid and all the way till now.” – Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso
The latest issue of Chimurenga’s pan-African gazette, the Chronic, explores the tensions between reform and revolution, and decolonisation and the neoliberal order in the academy, through the lens of history and via the alternate education paradigms based in indigenous knowledge systems, and also arising from South Africa’s radical anti-apartheid struggle.
This edition of the Chronic also features a photonovella titled “Jabu Comes to Joburg”, a classic South African tale re-imagined by Achal Prabhala.
Chimurenganyana is a series of solos culled from Chimurenga, a pan African publication of writing, art and politics based in Cape town. This essay was first published in Chimurenga 11: Conversations with Poets Who Refuse To Speak (2007).