Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism

This is a collection of speeches and articles delivered and written by the late Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) between 1965 and 1971. The book is loaded with consciousness and revolutionary theory which in essence is historical analysis. And like Cabral he believes that all revolutionaries must study and study more history. His analysis was brilliant, sharp and incisive. If more young people could read him maybe his dreams for the black people and the African… Read more“Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism”

These Bones Will Rise Again Review

I am usually sceptical when it comes to new authors and Panashe Chigumadzi was not an exception. But I must confess, These Bones Will Rise Again, was a pleasant surprise. The book is short and beautifully written. A personal story interwoven with the greater historical narrative of Zimbabwe. This book is loaded with feminist, political, historical and philosophical insights.

Women can think on their own

When Fadzai Mahere expressed her desire to stand as an independent candidate, many people accused her of being used by Zanu PF to split the opposition vote. Having listened to the people’s concerns, we are told that she send letters to all the big parties in the opposition. Perhaps, as an overture for future talks. With that, many including myself, thought Fadzai was so full of herself. Did she seriously expect political parties to kowtow to… Read more“Women can think on their own”

MDCT succession wrangles: Behave or ship out

Mukoma Alex Magaisa in his blog post titled The day after Tsvangirai rightly pointed out, that what is currently obtaining in the MDCT is purely politics. I too share the same view. I believe these MDCT succession wrangles are an example of politics 101. People must not expect the MDCT to behave like a church. It is a political party. And by nature, power within political parties is contested. The Political Debate That said, most people… Read more“MDCT succession wrangles: Behave or ship out”

The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai

Wednesday the 14th of February, was quite an unusual day. Even though it was valentine’s day, being a political animal, I spend the whole day following political developments in South Africa. Former president, Jacob Zuma had been recalled by the ANC and was now expected to either resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament the following day. Exhausting as it was, hopping from one news channel to the other, I was expecting… Read more“The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai”