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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.
News & Events
Reprinted from NewsDay-Multiple award–winning novelist Charles Muzuva Mungoshi’s family has accused College Press Publishers of attempting to cash in on his works when they had not been remitting royalties from sales of his Shona novel, Makunun’unu Maodza Moyo. The author’s… read more
The Herald-Doris Lessing, the only Nobel prize winner with connections to Zimbabwe, and author of “The Golden Notebook” and “The Grass is Singing”, among more than 50 other novels ranging from political to science fiction, has died at her London… read more
NewsDay-Writers and organisers of this year’s Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) have expressed concern over the disappearance of a reading culture in the country. Speaking during the recently ended book fair at Harare Gardens, the writers said the disappearance of… read more
Zimbabwe Reads is working together with the African Languages Research Institute at the University of Zimbabwe to promote Tshwao, an unrecorded language spoken by a small group of people in western part of Zimbabwe, on the border with Botswana. And… read more
New Zimbabwe.com -An author reflects on her own childhood in a mining village in Zimbabwe as inspiration for her new book. Spiwe Nancy Mahachi-Harper has returned to her native country for her new novel Footprints in The Mists of Time…. read more
New Zimbabwe.com-A Zimbabwean man living in England has devised an education system that he believes could change the fortunes of children like his own. Roy Chinyanga’s daughter Chelsea got a grade C in GCSE maths aged just 11 and is… read more