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04 October 2016

"Matters of Life" Now Being Read in Epworth

A Wonderful Team: (From left) One of the Domboramwari High School Young Writers Club Patrons Ms. O Mawire, poet Sympathy Sibanda Mazuruse and husband Takemore Mazuruse, Mr. Masuku a WIN Epworth branch member 

Isn’t it a great blessing and inspiration to a community or school when a writer/ poet visit it to talk to its young people about ‘matters of life’ and leave them with his/her books?
Poet Sympathy Sibanda –Mazuruse was an inspiration to Domboramwari High School Young Writers Club on Friday, September 30, 2016, when she visited the club and donated copies of her debut 2010 poetry collection Matters of Life. In the company of her husband Takemore Mazuruse who also loves books and writing, she motivated the club and urged the members to do away with self-belittling attitudes which prevent them from pursuing their dreams. She also read a few poems from her new anthology On His Bosom vs. Celestial Sympathy.
Everything was held in the cool shade of a tree that it became a poetical afternoon as poets and students took turns to perform their poetry. 
The occasion, attended by the School Head Mrs. L.Z Ncube, WIN members from the Epworth community, the Club Patrons and WIN Director Beaven Tapureta, was held as a partnership between the poet and WIN-Zimbabwe which established young writers clubs in some schools in Epworth under its Epworth Outreach Programme.   
Sympathy has launched her schools outreach in and outside Harare which will see her to talk about her life and works to students, and also donating a few copies. 

Below are a few images from the event:

A student performs a poem

Beloved Maridzanyere, former club member of Epworth High School Young Writers Club recites a poem. Maridzanyere left the club after finishing his O Level at Epworth High but he has stuck with WIN-Zim

Performing poet Odreck Nyika does what he knows best

Sympathy addresses the club

Takemore Mazuruse hands over copies of Matters of Life to the school head Mrs. L. Z. Ncube

Poet Sympathy Sibanda (far right) chats with the club patrons after the event

Club Patron Ms. Jaravaza making some closing remarks

The magnificent team

WIN NEWSLETTER,ISSUE NO 100 is definitely coming this October!




24 September 2016

Art Possesses Mother And Daughter

From left: O’Neal Maisiri, a student and budding artist, writer Ethel Kabwato who had come to support her daughter Wynona Mutisi posing beside her

This year’s St Johns Emerald High School Art Exhibition in Harare was exciting. The exhibition, held last week at the school under the theme “Sac de Melange” (A Mixed Bag), aimed “to instill confidence in the students, develop and cultivate the ability to analyze, interpret and solve situations related to different areas of art”. WIN-Zimbabwe online media team managed to visit the exhibition before it came to an end and talked to the organizing students. It was highly interesting to discover that one of the organizing students Wynona Mutisi, an upper six student, is the daughter of a gifted writer Ethel Kabwato. Wynona is an amazing artist and had her paintings on display also. There is a story there! 

A student admires some of the works at the exhibition


16 September 2016

Remembering Yvonne Vera

The late great Zimbabwean writer Yvonne Vera

'Writers do not die...but mutate...'

Special Issue of the WIN Newsletter
(Issue No 100)
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Thank you

20 August 2016

What A Journey So Far Travelled!


The late renowned author Julius Chingono (1946-2011) was one of the founding board members of WIN in 2010 - a father, a brother, a mentor. Rest in Peace.


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18 August 2016

Today, Yesterday, and Ever, Always On Our Minds 'Doppelganger'

Today, August 18, marks 29 years of great writer Dambudzo Marechera's death. We join writers all over in remembering the great son of the soil

Below is a link to a fitting tribute to the 'maker of words' published on Panorama website.

Marechera’s Contribution to Absurdist Theatre