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Friday 23 June 2017, 15:20 pm.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:43 pm
Years ago, before internet, if you wanted to submit a story or a poem to a literary magazine or to a writing contest, you needed to print it out, put it an envelope and s...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 16:47 pm
A good father makes all the difference in a childís life. Heís a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, often times, thankless. But in the e...
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 18:17 pm
Creative non-fiction is a growing genre in non-fiction writing. It is basically writing non-fiction, but using literary tools and conventions, things such as setting, ch...
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 16:11 pm
There is no educational or intellectual requirement for politicians; anything goes, as long as one has a mouth and energy to match.
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:52 pm
Listen to how people talk. They spend a lot of time greeting each other before getting to the point. They might interrupt and talk over each other. They often donít liste...
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 17:50 pm
While women are by no means immune from lustful temptation, men struggle with such temptations to a much greater degree.
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 16:25 pm
Ellen Banda-Aaku is an award-winning Zambian writer. Her first book, Wandiís Little Voice won the 2004 Macmillan Writerís Prize for Africa (UK). Her first novel, Patchwor...
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:11 pm
While women are by no means immune from lustful temptation, men struggle with such temptations to a much greater degree. Far more men commit adultery than women.
Fri 26 May 2017, 15:47 pm
Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) is opening for submissions on June 1, 2017 for this yearís competition. Theyíll be accepting submissions until July 31.
Mon 22 May 2017, 16:09 pm
There is this notion in peopleís minds of the natural strength in the society today. The strength to handle challenges and hardship of life, the strength to face all mena...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:27 pm
For some reason the fight for freedom in South Africa has overshadowed many similar movements in Southern Africa, especially Namibia. In some ways the fight for freedom f...
Mon 15 May 2017, 16:35 pm
One afternoon, some years ago when I was still at high school, I was walking home after visiting my grandmotherís house, on the other side of the village.
Fri 12 May 2017, 11:55 am
I am not sure if writerís block exists or not. In my experience, I do have instances where I cannot seem to write, but with a little mental interrogation I can usually un...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:32 pm
When I was in Windhoek at the Goete-Institut, I was asked a lot about writing historical fiction, about my method and why I do certain things and not others.
Tue 02 May 2017, 16:45 pm
I hate writing about death. It is not that I am afraid of death, nah, far from it. I just donít like negativity and death happens to be top of that list.
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:21 pm
So actor and writer Donald Molosi wrote an essay on his Facebook page a couple months ago called Dear Upright African which he later performed at the TEDx talks at the en...
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 15:53 pm
I only have two emotions. It is either I am happy or I am angry, nothing more, nothing less. When something hurts me, instead of becoming sad and teary like most people, ...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 17:33 pm
From April 17-21 I will be away to Windhoek, Namibia to be part of events sponsored by the Goethe-Institut (Iím writing this before I leave). According to their website: ...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:03 pm
If there is one thing I hate, it is arrogance. I loathe it; I cannot stand pompous, self-centred, egocentric, bigoted and arrogant people. My pastor remarked the other da...
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 18:29 pm
Ghost writing is when someone writes something but the credit for the writing goes to someone else. Many, if not most, of the books you see written by celebrities are in ...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 16:11 pm
Itís often thought or said that heavy drinkers contribute nothing to society. The word Ďdrunkardsí says it all. It is not flattering at all.
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 16:17 pm
I have a friend. He is a writer and takes his writing fairly seriously. He sends out work occasionally. Has a few published books with reputable publishers.
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:30 pm
I could not believe my eyes, I still canít. The whole time I watched I was tense; it felt like I was part of it. It went on and on and seemed to go on forever.
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