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 […]Read More My 3 Sentence Book Review: Planet of the Apes
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 […]Read More Meet Gladys, She Needs Our Help
Like battle weary veterans, she and I would exchange love stories. Bruised and scarred by love’s many encounters, we would tell tales of how we endured in times of disappointment and heartache. These were often intriguing conversations that would sometimes spiral into bizarre but profound observations and epiphanies. Because you see, for every kiss, there […]Read More Glad It Happened, But Happy It’s Over
To friends, family and strangers alike in Zimbabwe, it is important to take all precautions necessary as this cholera outbreak begins to spread. Whether you’re drinking water or bathing, brushing your teeth or doing the dishes, take every step possible to make sure it is safe water. Here are a few precautions, courtesy of the […]Read More Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak: 5 Basic Precautions to Take at Home & Out-and-About
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. […]Read More What is Happiness? And Where Do You Find It?
I am half Shona and half Ndebele, and I walk both worlds proudly. And so as you begin to read this, never accuse me of being biased or prejudiced towards either, because it will be so much easier for some to find an excuse to dismiss this conversation than to objectively digest its truth. People […]Read More Gukurahundi: Never Forget Zimbabwe’s Genocide
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 […]Read More My Obsession with Knight Rider: A Zimbabwean Story