On Zimbabwe: A Quick Story of How We Embraced Violence

As the dust settles and the amber and ashes cool after days of violence in Zimbabwe, I took a step back to understand how we got here.

My 3 Sentence Book Review: Born a Crime

I’m lazy, but always eager to share my reading choices from popular Good Black Reads Instagram page. So I write 3 sentence book reviews! Today’s review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah   Erma Bombeck said there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and…

My Father Warned Me About Candy and Bananas

When I was about fourteen years old, my father once told me a story. We were about twenty minutes from home and had just come from running an errand for my mother. Well, my father had. I was just along for the ride. “Kwapi, imagine I wanted to send you on a long journey. Now…

My 3 Sentence Book Review: Planet of the Apes

I’m lazy, but always eager to share my reading choices from popular Good Black Reads Instagram page. So I write 3 sentence book reviews! Today’s review: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. It was great revisiting this book after having read it in high school over 2 decades ago. The layers of social commentary are even more…

Meet Gladys, She Needs Our Help

Meet Gladys and her family. Gladys is a 14 year old girl who lost her key senses at the age of 3 after she got hit in the head with a stone from a playmate. She is wheelchair bound and has to depend on her mother and uncle for assistance with basic functions. She lost…

What is Happiness? And Where Do You Find It?

Full disclosure: occasionally, I struggle with bouts of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. And so, I will be the first to admit that my negative perception of (my) life at certain moments has been amplified and greatly exaggerated by these episodes of mental vulnerability and exhaustion. The truth is, for most of us, life isn’t easy….

My Obsession with Knight Rider: A Zimbabwean Story

My mother knew I was obsessed with the television show Knight Rider–its a show with a talking car, what little kid wouldn’t—and so on some days, on our way home, she would put me in her laps as we turned into our street, let go of the steering wheel, and let the car glide to…

Help Me Write My Next Book

Hey friends and stranger! I’m working on my next book. And like my last, Men Cheat More, Women Cheat Better: Stories and Conversations About Love, Life and Everything in Between (2017), my hope is to bring friends and strangers alike to share their voices and tell their own stories. What I’d be asking for would be…