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Brita Masalethulini WHEN one mentions the name Brita Masalethulini, a vivid yet warm, nostalgic picture of one of Zimbabwe’s rare beauties comes to mind. After winning the Miss Zimbabwe title in 2001 and Miss Malaika crown three years later, many wondered what would become of her. Today ...

THE preliminary stages of the Chibuku Road to Fame provincial competitions are scheduled for the end of this month at a Bulawayo hotel. The competitions will be held on 26 July at Manor Hotel and some groups have confirmed their participation. National Arts Council of ...

INTWASA Arts Festival koBulawayo has released a programme for planned workshops to be held during the festival. The workshops are meant to enlighten and equip local artistes with business skills among other issues concerning the development of the industry. The ...

IN the 2007 Harpo Films production, The Great Debaters, poet and Professor Melvin B Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas, where he decides to start a debate team, a phenomenon that was unheard of in black ...

WELL, the World Cup excitement fever has finally died down. I for one know that some married women, mistresses and girlfriends are breathing a huge sigh of relief, because we were made aware of their complaints. Some husbands couldn’t talk of anything else during the ...

WHAT happened to Tabitha, Takundwa and Fatima’s last born daughter? She mysteriously disappeared, later declared a missing person. The logical conclusion is that she was killed. But who killed her is the question. We get a hint when Takundwa tells Nyati of the dreams he has. He ...

NOT so long ago, well a few weeks ago if memory serves me right, I posed a question to local designers, asking them how and what they were doing to promote African couture. I did on the other hand acknowledge that there were very few designers making inroads into the fashion ...

BECAUSE I am a woman, this column, like many of my others, has been inspired not only by my life events, but also by my favourite source of guilty pleasures listening to people’s conversations, guilty as charged. I heard women being labelled as gold-diggers, as I listened to a certain ...

Short Story Shepherd Zvorufura I COULD smell his presence . . . my sense of smell conveyed a message to my brain that there was a cop within the vicinity. I was sitting by a lavish garden of one of the city’s affluent hotels.  My partner was busy chatting up one chain- smoking old white lady, who was ...

SHOW business is a very risky business. Very tricky. Just ask any local promoter who has tried putting up a couple of shows and he/she will tell you music or arts promotion is no walk in the park. I also believe it is not for the faint hearted. I cannot imagine what would happen if a ...