"Promoting reading, donating books, opening worlds"
Zimbabwe had the highest literacy rate in Africa, but it’s dropping quickly. How can you learn to read if you don’t have anything to read?
— Approximately 40% percent of Zimbabweans are under 14 years of age. For them, it’s now or never. — Let’s make sure Zimbabwe reads.
The school in the blowing dust of north-west Zimbabwe is in my mind . . . Classrooms without books, without textbooks, or an atlas, or even a map pinned to a wall. A school where the teachers beg to be sent books to tell them how to teach.
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Wordsmiths master as many genres and media as they have talents. For forty years, John Gambanga has been a novelist, playwright, journalist, editor, and videographer. Since 1980, Gambanga has mainly worked as a journalist in Zimbabwe. He worked for Moto,… read more
There are so many books we now hold on to as memories. We excitedly talk about them as titles we remember from school or university. Sometimes book titles are peppered into phrases to show off. Most of these books… read more
Twin sisters Shivani and Shefali Sinha have been captivated by the plight of rural schoolchildren in Zimbabwe and are planning a children’s fundraising fun walk/run around Lake Rotoroa in Hamilton. The Zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust is working in many… read more
MARANGE: Several pupils from some 27 schools in the diamond-rich Chiadzwa area have dropped out of school due to the non-payment of fees by gem miner Marange Resources. Others have been forced to resort to menial jobs to raise fees,… read more
TWO years ago, Felicity Mukaikwa (16) was a dejected student just going through the motions of attending school though her heart was not into it. Neither was her mind. So de-motivated was she that learning was an unbearable chore “ruthlessly”… read more
TWO Zimbabwean authors are part of a select group of 20 writers from South Africa and Africa participating at the Time of the Writer Festival in Durban South Africa. The week-long festival which features evening readings and discussions at the… read more