In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo reflects on the death of her father

My eyes were frozen on the man by the fire. His brown hair stood up like fire-dipped flamingo feathers. His gaze was piercing yet fearful. I could feel the cold through my skin now,...

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Marianne walked down Harlow Street and took a deep breath of the fresh air

To the right was the shopping district, a large plaza full of specialty stores, all of them filled with bright and shiny merchandise that the masses loved. Then, they would push farther along, to...

“Hello, I’m Constable Thaine Marr

"What do you want?" Wenestra's daughter, the dark-haired, dark-eyed young beauty of the clan, was in the room. "I'm told you need a place to hide. We have one." "Can we please just go...

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about violence

So, when I was reading through the recent NY Times article about a new study that showed that those with the highest frequency of violent deaths had higher levels of testosterone, the more I...

When you get tired of your own body, you just get out there and look for other animals

The ground is no good though. The road was created to be a surface for vehicles to roll on. It should be some kind of flat surface; a single flat surface to roll over....

My daughter Genevive was born eight months ago

For the first month of her life, Genevive slept soundly and never cried. After that, she slept through the night. She sleeps now at the drop of a diaper, with no pain. She sleeps...

Here is a collection of quotes from some of my all-time favourite songs:

He didn’t care. -2- Now, I could have said a prayer, or a good old fashioned "Thank you." That would have been fine. But there are circumstances in which it isn’t a good idea...

A young soldier, now known as Private Luke Roberts, was sent to fight in Iraq

The young soldier woke up about 1 month later on May 9th, 2010, in a hospital in Kuwait, having lived through a life-changing experience. Luke had been brought to Kuwait by his parents. His...

Beth stood on the edge of the sand, gazing out at the ocean

She found a patch of the soft silt that covered the coast at sunset, then trudged through the shallows to a beach that had not been there at dawn. The salty tang of the...

Marianne stood on the steps of the National Science Institute and took a deep breath

She could already feel the pull to the National Science Institute. It was a familiar place- a place she could spend eternity in. Perhaps she could even go through her days not in her...

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