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Friday 18 August 2017, 15:46 pm.
Fri 18 Aug 2017, 15:40 pm
Spring is here and it’s time to spruce things up with a few new markets for our writing. This time there are markets for your unpublished book manuscripts, horror short ...
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 16:07 pm
It is fair to say I have never come across a scenario anywhere in the Bible where two ladies were ever documented fighting over a man. Or I may have missed it. Yet, it is...
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:32 pm
I think that I’ve finally learned my lesson—writers cannot be organised. It’s much easier to herd cats than to get writers to a certain place, at a certain time, for a ce...
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:52 pm
Although being unique is one of humanity’s greatest gifts, it also seems to be man’s greatest flaws. When two parties have different views on a certain issue they often e...
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 14:55 pm
I am continuing with the discussion on the establishment of an Arts Council in Botswana. What can Arts Councils around the world teach us? Nearby we have the National Art...
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
I googled ‘’women giving men money” yesterday, google responded with a cheeky ‘did you mean women giving their mother’s money? Then I expanded my search, because it is th...
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 15:37 pm
We hear a lot of talk about how the arts can ‘diversify’ our economy. In most cases when I hear someone say that it makes me sad. Yes, artists should be able to live fr...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:03 pm
Life is a journey, not a destination. Cliché saying, yet so true. Life, as I discover as I go, is as much about how you get where you’re going as where you go. Also, livi...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:22 pm
Some years ago when the President’s Day Competitions were just starting out I sat in a meeting with a variety of artists from various fields to discuss some policy on the...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 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 14 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
Most people in Botswana know Jenny Robson as an exceptional music teacher. She has been teaching music to children in Botswana for 40 years, first in Orapa and now in Mau...
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:33 pm
The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk, they’re sober. And just when you thought you had seen it all, poof, something else happens in this country!
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:46 pm
Angie Thato Chuma is a singer, poet, songwriter, short story writer and sister to poet, Andreattah Chuma.
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 18:57 pm
Last week I wrote about the fact that some important things had changed in the writing world.
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 16:30 pm
Months ago in some neighbouring country, a man caused a furore when he got hitched to a beautiful young lady, young enough to be his granddaughter. Inter-generational rel...
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 child’s life. He’s 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 don’t 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, Wandi’s Little Voice won the 2004 Macmillan Writer’s 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 year’s competition. They’ll be accepting submissions until July 31.
Mon 22 May 2017, 16:09 pm
There is this notion in people’s minds of the natural strength in the society today. The strength to handle challenges and hardship of life, the strength to face all mena...
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