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IN earlier episodes I concluded that Joseph Takundwa, Sofia’s father, is materialistic as he defied all logic to get money. He went against all norms in order to satisfy his own ego. He went to great lengths to please his friend and ...

TRADITION leads to silence in matters of rape. There is no urgency in reporting the matter except red tape. Sofia wants to tell her mother first instead of reporting the matter to the police. Having heard Sofia’s story, her mother ...

WE follow Sofia again this week as she awaits to be tried for the death of her husband Nyati. She has endured hours of severe introspection trying to get an answer to the question, “Am I a cold blooded murderer?” What is your take? Is Sofia a cold blooded murderer? Whatever answer you give to this question, the point is Sofia has learnt that anything can ...

“THE truth will free me”, is the bold statement Sofia told the lawyer that Jeremiah hired for her to represent her in court. Remember Sofia is to stand trial for the murder of her husband Nyati, who died after falling from her flat. Sofia knows everything that happened on that day. Seeing the gravity of the case and its repercussions the lawyer tries to ...

JEREMIAH confesses that he is responsible for the unfolding drama. He blames his impulsive nature for all this just like his marriage to Matilda. He reveals his role in this saga through rhetoric questions. “Was there any good reason for me to keep on ...

WE have dealt with the subject “pain is a woman” to the point of monotony. But at times it is quite necessary to hit hard on an issue. Jeremiah deserts his wife of four years, Matilda. The final straw came when he caught her in bed with another man. The automatic conclusion is that Jeremiah was justified to walk out on his wife following that ...

SOFIA’S hour of reckoning is drawing very close. She is standing trial for the murder of her husband Nyati. Her mother Fatima is very jittery as she is of the opinion that her daughter might lose the case and get a death sentence. In the event of the latter Fatima is prepared for the worst. Despite all this, a flicker of hope still remains. Fatima thinks ...

PAIN is a woman watching her son being burnt to death. Pain is when her six-year-old daughter disappears never to be seen again. Last week we left Fatima having come to a dead end. She has lost almost all her children in bizarre circumstances and her only hope now lies on her daughter Sofia whose ...

THE inherent human characteristics in Fatima prevent her from spitting at Takundwa’s dead body and she feels sorry for the pitifully wasted life. Her life is on edge and she contemplates committing suicide by taking an overdose of ...

WE are used to texts with numbered chapters, but Mujajati’s chapters in The Sun Will Rise Again are the names of his characters. These character chapters appear twice on average in the whole text. The first chapter is named Fatima, and our discussion today will focus on her. Fatima gives us a hint of the end of story. She is undergoing ...