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The Real Housewives of Harare

It’s election season in Zimbabwe, and so, as before, the State has engaged in ‘urban renewal’ by ‘cleaning the streets.’ Under British rule, today’s Zimbabwean women fought for the right…..

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‘Syn City’ Harare

Zimbabwe is a paradox. A country riddled with contradictions. While the often unpalatable and sometimes hair-raising stories are making news, the stories of everyday people of Zimbabwe are less reported,…..

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The 19th New York African Film Festival: ‘Playing Warriors’

It’s not hard to see why Rumbi Katedza’s first feature has been described as a Zimbabwean ‘Sex and the City’. Four high-flying twenty-something women spend a good chunk of the movie hanging out in trendy Harare bars talking sex, dating, and marriage. There’s kissing, laughing, gossiping and some great outfits. Luckily, unlike the HBO series, there’s no annoying voiceover offering throwaway insights every five scenes.

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Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston (of ‘Beautiful Girl’ fame) was in Zimbabwe last week. Reviews are rather mixed. I hope he spared the audience his rendition of “No Woman, No Cry”:…..

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My Brother's Keeper

Zimbabwean rapper/MC/poet UpMost aka My Brother’s Keeper shares his ‘Lost for Words’, recorded in Harare by Magee McIlvaine for Nomadic Wax. – Tom Devriendt