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Intwasa Short Story Competition: Call For Submissions

21 Feb 2013

reprinted from Kubatana e-newsletter The Intwasa Short Story Competition continues to grow. The competition was inaugurated in the first year of the festival and is an annual literary event seeking… read more

“Reading Marechera” to soon be available in Zimbabwe

16 Feb 2013

Reading Marechera, a new book about renowned Zimbabwean novelist and poet Dambudzo Marechera published this year by James Currey, will soon be available in Zimbabwe from publisher Weaver Press in Harare. Meanwhile you are… read more

ZIBF year in events

08 Feb 2013

The year 2013 coincides with the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 30th Anniversary. Here is a tentative program for the year: 1. The Main Book Fair – Harare – 29 July… read more

Zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust campaign launch (Feb 14)

03 Feb 2013

The Zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust (ZRSLT) cordially invites you to the official launch of its “Remember Your Roots/Ziva Midzi Yako/Yazi Odabuka Khona” Campaign on 14 February 2013 at the… read more

Paruware Trust to launch children’s reading club

01 Feb 2013

reprinted from the Kubatana newsletter  Paruware Trust is a local organisation that promotes social entrepreneurship and nurtures leaders. They are starting a children’s reading club. It is designed for the… read more

NoViolet Bulawayo about her new book to be out in Zimbabwe in August

20 Jan 2013

reprinted from WIN-Zimbabwe newsletter  NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names which appears this year in May in the USA and in June in the UK. NoViolet won… read more

Government of Sweden awards Harare City Library with over USD 1 million of renovation money

02 Jan 2013

Source: Culture Fund newsletter The Government of Sweden through the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust awarded the Harare City Library over USD 1 million. The library renovations will be initiated… read more

Zimbabwe needs more pulp fiction projects to boost reading culture

21 Dec 2012

There is always a demand for pulp fiction, movies etc.  One can expect it in any half-way economically sensible country. The inability of a country like Zimbabwe to produce cheap romances… read more